Founded in 1914, the Swiss National Park (SNP) was the first national park in the Alps. The park’s statutes define three main goals: total protection of nature against human intervention, scientific research into natural development, the promotion of a better understanding of nature. Classified by as a category 1a wilderness, the park benefits from the highest degree of protection and is considered to be an open-air laboratory. Every year various universities and research institutes carry out 60 – 80 research projects within the SNP, many of which are long-term projects.

Year of founding: 1914
Staff: 48
Doctoral students: 5

Schweizerischer Nationalpark
Schloss Planta-Wildenberg
7530 Zernez
phone +41 81 851 41 11
fax +41 81 851 41 12