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Protection of fungi in Switzerland

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Besides SwissFungi, the "Commission for the Conservation of Fungi - SKEP" of the "Schweizerischer Verband für Pilzkunde - VSVP" is committed to the protection of fungi in Switzerland.

The protection of fungi in Switzerland is currently concentrating on restrictions on picking fungal fruiting bodies. Various cantons have restrictions on the collection of wild mushrooms (closed days, quantity restrictions). Mushroom reserves with a general ban on fungi picking exist in Graubünden (e.g. in the village of Bonaduz). In addition, twelve species are under strict national protection.

There are national and international legal fundamentals for the protection of fungi as well as various enforcement aids from the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). The fact sheet "mushroom protection and promotion summarises the current status of discussions on the status of mushroom protection in Switzerland. Species fact sheets exist for selected species with high conservation priority for Switzerland.


Red List of endangered macrofungi

The red list of endangered macrofungi in Switzerland lists 937 species as endangered. It is based on the application of the internationally recognised...


List of National Priority Species

A total of 2956 fungal species were evaluated for the list of Switzerland's National Priority Species, of which 934 species were classified as...


Environmental target species

The report "Environmental Objectives for Agriculture" contains target and lead species for fungi and a valuable list of where these species occur in...


Factsheet protection of fungi

The fact sheet (in German) summarises the current knowledge about endangerment and protection of fungi and offers decision-making aids for the...



Factsheets (in German) on the promotion of twelve species of fungi in Switzerland.