Award for research work on the future of the alpine cultural landscape
The Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research (SFAR), in collaboration with the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks (FoLAP), awards prizes for outstanding achievements by young researchers in securing the future of the alpine cultural landscape. The open-land biotopes, habitat for almost a third of the plant and animal species of the Alpine arc, are particularly endangered by reforestation. In addition, the multiple consequences of climate change are now a fundamental threat to all Alpine habitats. The awards recognize work that both investigates the causes of landscape change and develops practical methods for reactivating landscape diversity. See announcement (PDF) on the right.