Regional Nature park Pfyn-Finges, Switzerland

The Nature park Pfyn-Finges situated in the Swiss Valais unites a variety of landscapes, from glaciers to vineyards or wetlands and cultural characteristics at the linguistic border of German and French. The Pfyn forest, one of the biggest coherent pine forests in the Alps with valuable meadow landscapes, lies at the heart of the nature park.

The protected area of 17 km2 lies in a peri-urban region of 12 communities and 280 km2 which is inhabited by around 30.000 people. It connects agglomeration and rural Alpine villages as well as the Alpine touristic center Leukerbad. The most important objectives of regional development are the high quality use of local resources, values and traditions and their preservation. Participatory visitor guidance, creation of a network of various stakeholders, development of sustainable tourism offers and local value chains are parts of that strategy. The nature park represents the link between regional stakeholders, the population and the two regions Upper and Lower Valais.

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For further information :

Official homepage regional Nature park Pfyn-Finges