Vogelwarte, Swiss Ornithological Institute

Vogelwarte, Swiss Ornithological Institute

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Location: Sempach - Central Switzerland
Luzernerstrasse 6, 6204 Sempach

Category: Life Sciences

The Swiss Ornithological Institute Sempach is a non-profit foundation for ornithology and bird protection.

The Swiss Ornithological Institute was founded in 1924 as a ringing center for the study of bird migration in the Alpine region. It has its headquarters in Sempach. In 1954, the Swiss Ornithological Institute Sempach was transformed into an independent foundation under Swiss law. From a one-man operation run on a voluntary basis, it has developed into an independent institute recognized both in Switzerland and abroad with a staff of about 80.

The Swiss Ornithological Institute Sempach monitors the native bird world, researches the way of life of wild birds and gets to the bottom of the causes of threats to the bird world. It develops protection and promotion measures for endangered bird species and, together with its partners, ensures that the findings benefit the bird world and nature.

The Swiss Ornithological Institute Sempach is financially supported by donations from the entire population. For the nationwide monitoring of bird populations, it can count on the support of more than 1500 volunteers.

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