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We promote wildlife-friendly agriculture with more high-quality and better-connected habitats, fewer artificial fertilisers and fewer pesticides.
Is it possible to produce food in a biodiversity-friendly, resource-efficient way without reducing yield? In a resource ...
Resource project to promote biodiversity in arable land
If Swiss agriculture is to be called sustainable, it must support the long-term persistence of native wildlife.
In collaboration with the agricultural organisations IP-Suisse (integrated farming, 20´000 farmers), Bio Suisse (organic ...
Scoring with biodiversity - farmers enrich nature
The Whinchat is a ground-nesting passerine of traditionally cultivated grasslands and hay-meadows. Its future depends on ...
The Swiss Ornithological Institute supports Migros and IP-Suisse in the advancement of the biodiversity label "TerraSuis ...
TerraSuisse by Migros and IP-Suisse
Owing to the close collaboration with farmers and the canton Schaffhausen, the Klettgau in northeastern Switzerland has ...
Habitat network Klettgau
The rich natural resources of the Rhine valley of St. Gallen are to be connected and secured in the long term.
Habitat network Rhine valley of St. Gallen
The skylark is originally a bird species of the steppe. In Switzerland, the skylark prefers open arable land and grassla ...
Species richness has continuously declined in the wide agricultural landscape of the St. Galler Rheintal. By means of co ...
Ecological services in agricultural landscapes
How can the value of semi-open landscapes rich in trees be preserved and improved for the redstart? A case study in the ...
Cultural landscape Weidist
Is the booming golf sport ecologically compatible? The Swiss Ornithological Institute was wondering and examined several ...
Birds and golf courses
In Switzerland, the lapwing originally inhabited marshlands and reed meadows. After the conversion of many of these habi ...
Since 1995, the plain of Wauwil is being ecologically enhanced under the expert guidance of the Swiss Ornithological Ins ...
Habitat network Wauwilermoos
Vineyards must once again become a refuge for threatened bird species – both for breeding birds and winter visitors. The ...
Promoting birds in vineyards