News Switzerland

Fritz Hirt was awarded honorary BirdLife membership by HIH Princess Takamado of Japan

In memory of Fritz Hirt: a leading figure in the...

Mon, 02/08/2021
On 17 July 2021 BirdLife International lost its honorary member Fritz Hirt, one of the leading Swiss conservationists, a few days after his 76th birthday. Fritz Hirt was an integral part of the formation of BirdLife International, which would not exist in its current form without his visionary leadership.

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 15

Fri, 29/09/2017
This week's Bird Bulletin brings beak-sized updates from France, Switzerland and Kazakhstan.

Swiss recovery programme shows increase in bird...

Wed, 30/01/2013
Over the past ten years the population of Little Owl in Switzerland has increased after a sharp decline. The Hoopoe more than doubled and the Corncrake came back at the level of breeding species after almost reaching the level of extinction in the 1990’s. These are some of the results of the Swiss Species Recovery Program for Birds.