Laubersmad-Salwidili: View towards the "Schrattenfluh"


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    1,376 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    46°47'N 07°59'E
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The Site is located on the northern slope of the Brienzer Rothorn mountain range, between 1,060 and 1,900 metres above sea level. The Site of almost 14 square kilometres is characterized by a mosaic of fens, several types of mountain swamp with low, transitional and raised bogs of national importance, as well as wet spruce forests and meadows. It is notable as the contiguous mire landscape with the highest number of bogs under protection in Switzerland. Laubersmad-Salwidili is home to 24 plant and 33 animal species listed on the Swiss red lists of endangered species, while three plant and 24 animal species are listed on the IUCN global red list. The presence of the three-toed woodpecker, the capercaillie, the black grouse and the lynx underlines the important role of the Site as a habitat for wild mammals and birds. In terms of ecosystem services, the Site plays an important role in water retention. Important bog restoration measures have been implemented since 2004. Human activities affecting the Site include cattle grazing and mountain recreational pursuits such as skiing, hiking, and mushroom and berry picking.

Administrative region: 
Region: Central Switzerland / District: Entlebuch / Commune: Fluehli

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Cantonal Forest Reserve - Laubersmadghack (Object no.160_LU_17)
    • Federal Hunting Reserve (1991, SR 922.31) - Tannhorn (Object no. 5)
    • Federal Inventory of Mire Landscapes of Particular Beauty and National Importance (1996, SR 451.35) - Habkern/Sörenberg (Object no. 13)
    • Federal Inventory of Raised Bogs and Transitional Mires of National Importance (1991, SR 451.32) - Salwidili (Object no. 313) / Zopf / Salwiden (Object no. 314) / Laubersmadghack (Object no. 315) / Tuernliwald (Object no. 316) / Gross Gfael (Object no. 317) / Husegg-Hurnischwand (Object no. 318) / Zopf (Object no. 362)
    • Federal inventory of Fenlands of National Importance (1994, RS 451.33) - Salwiden (Object no. 3285) / Schwarzenegg / Steinetli (Object no. 3296) / Laubersmadghack / Baersel (Object no. 3297) / Arnibergli (Object no. 3357) / Schöniseischwand / Spierweid (Object no. 3359) / Schönisei / Harzisboden (Object no. 3360)
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