The laws governing the National Park were laid down in 1980, and define the purpose of the Park’s existence as follows:

«The Swiss National Park is a reserve in which nature is protected from any human interference, and in particular the entire fauna and flora are left to develop naturally.»

The law provides the framework for the protection of the National Park. Detailed regulations covering the aims of protection, paths, prohibitions and penalties are laid down within the cantonal ordinance.

Download (in German): Nationalparkgesetz

Download (in German): Nationalparkordnung