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What is the point of research?

Scientific research records all changes in the Swiss National Park. Long-term research is especially important as it helps us to have a better understanding of the natural processes taking place.

Research is one of the core activities of the National Park, as is clearly stated in Article 1 of the federal law governing the National Park, laid down in 1980:

«The National Park is the object of continual scientific research.»

Research in the National Park has been carried out since as early as1920. A list of all the research projects carried out until now can be found here.