Despite its small size, Vaud contains unique ecosystems. These are under the influence of high population density, and half of all types are listed in the IUCN Red List.
Vaud has sound biodiversity and a good understanding of habitat and threats. Reinforcing partner networks and collaboration is key.

We aim to conserve and restore functional ecosystems and interconnected living landscapes in Vaud by:

  • supporting the Swiss biodiversity strategy
  • reinforcing institutional collaboration
  • strengthening the capacity of regional parks and conservation organizations
  • Canton of Vaud and municipalities’ capacity to leverage federal funding for conservation
Libellula quadrimaculata (c) Jérôme Pellet

Geography

Spreading across the Jura mountains in the west, the Plateau and the Alps in the east, the canton of Vaud is a showcase of European habitats.

Partners

  • Birdlife Suisse/ASPO
  • Canton de Vaud
  • CSCF
  • Fondation Phragmites
  • Grand Cariçaie
  • Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut
  • IUCN
  • Parc Jura Vaudois
  • ProNatura
  • WWF

Focus on the 'Plateforme Nature Vaudoise'

Our strategy in Vaud focuses on innovative institutional collaborations between public administrations and NGOs.
Read about this federating platform of nature conservation actors.

Plateforme Nature Vaudoise
(c) Jérôme Pellet

Plateforme Nature Vaudoise

We all need to sing from the same hymn sheet to persuade municipalities that paying foresters to leave a forest alone is a better investment than suffering the costs of flood damage or polluted water resulting from forest degradation. - Jérôme Pellet, MAVA

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Do you know that habitat fragmentation is one of the principal causes of biodiversity loss in the canton de Vaud? See what the Parc Jura Vaudois is doing on this topic

Annual Budget

MAVA has allocated CHF 1,200,000 annually to this action plan

The annual budget is estimated at CHF 4,000,000

 

Remaining needs are covered by the Federal Office of the Environment, the Swiss Landscape Fund and others, including Pro Natura, WWF and the canton of Vaud

Contact

Jérôme Pellet

Manager, Switzerland

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