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Species promotion is primarily the responsibility of the cantons. The Federal Office for the Environment provides the expert documentation for the implementation of species protection measures. In addition to fact sheets on the promotion of a few species, the following documents are among the most important instruments of species protection and species promotion:


Forest Biodiversity

Enforcement aid for the conservation and promotion of biodiversity in Swiss forests


NCHO-protected lichens

In the case of lichens, 18 species and 4 genera are protected under the Ordinance on the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage.