Serving nature for a century The brown bear – Pro Natura's 2009 animal of the year © Neil McIntyre/NHPA/SUTTER/Pro Natura 1904 - The last bear shot in Switzerland before last year © Pro Natura A pioneer in protecting nature in Switzerland: Paul Sarasin, first president of Pro Natura, or the Swiss association for nature protection as it was known then ( (1908) © Pro Natura Val Trupchun in Switzerland's first and only national park © Pro Natura Ibex are reintroduced to the Swiss Alps (canton Bern, 1961) © Pro Natura The Schoggitaler - Pro Natura's popular and tasty annual fundraising effort for over 60 years © Pro Natura Protected zones such as the Etang de la Gruère in canton Jura are a Pro Natura speciality © Pro Natura Educating the public - organising field trips for example - has always been an important task for Pro Natura © Pro Natura The Villa Cassel – the Pro Natura centre in the World Heritage listed Aletsch region © Pro Natura, Laudo Albrecht The Champ-Pittet centre is in the middle of the Grande Cariçaie marsh near Yverdon-les-Bains in western Switzerland © Pro Natura Looking for animal tracks at the Champ-Pittet centre © Pro Natura Pro Natura also organises field trips for schools © Pro Natura The organisation is attempting to save the endangered Woodland Brown butterly in canton Solothurn © Naturpark Thal Damselfly breeding: Banded Demoiselles (the male is on the left) © Pro Natura / Stefan Huwiler Pro Natura has been backing the reintroduction of beavers to Swiss waterways © Pro Natura, B. Mainini Beavers are once again leaving their mark on Switzerland © Pro Natura The Magadino plain in the southern canton of Ticino, another protected area that is being revitalised by Pro Natura © (Foto: Massimo Pedrezzini) The Birs River before and after being restored to a more natural state © Tiefbauamt, Kanton Basel-Landschaft Pictures from 100 years of Pro Natura activities. This content was published on January 23, 2009 January 23, 2009 minutes More More Switzerland: the land of cooperatives The cooperative business model not only permeates the Swiss economy, but also forms the roots of its politics. Tags: Environment Education Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Swiss Film Selection SWI swissinfo.ch offers a selection of Swiss films in English chosen from the Swiss streaming platform Play Suisse. Share this story
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