Swiss National Park
«The Swiss National Park, the first of its kind in the Alps, was founded in 1914 by pioneers from the Swiss Nature Protection Commission and the Swiss League for Nature Protection (known today as Pro Natura). For 100 years human influence has been kept to a minimum, which has allowed numerous scientific studies to observe, measure and document nature’s work and development over time. At the same time, the National Park has given generations of visitors lasting impressions and profound natural experiences.
The founders’ lofty goal of preserving a piece of true wilderness was thereby achieved. The future of the Park is also guaranteed through the 1980 Law on National Parks. In 2000 an expansion of the Park took place to include the Macun plateau of lakes. The new visitor center opened in 2008, thereby making the Park accessible to a broader public.»
Albert Mountain Award 2014