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La Grande Cariçaie
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Welcome on the Grande Cariçaie's website
The Grande Cariçaie is the biggest lacustrian wetland of Switzerland. A quarter of the fauna and the flora of the country have been recorded in this nationally and internationally protected area. This website makes you discover the high biodiversity of the area, the techniques used for its conservation, maps of the natural reserves, scientific publications, ... This website is managed by the "Association de la Grande Cariçaie", responsible for the management of the area.

What's new on this website

30 August 2012
The "Réserve de Cudrefin" nature reserve
Classed as a natural heritage site by the Department for Safety and the Environment on the 4th of October, 2001 (Official: Décision de classement du Département de la Sécurité et de l’environnement du 4 (...)
30 August 2012
The "Grèves de la Motte" nature reserve
Classed as a natural heritage site by the Department for Safety and the Environment on the 4th of October, 2001; Cantonal allotment plan published by the Department of Environmental Planning and Development on March (...)
30 August 2012
The "Chevroux" and "Grèves d’Ostende" nature reserves
Classed as a natural heritage site by the Department for Safety and the Environment on October 4, 2001; Cantonal allotment plan published by the Department of Environmental Planning and Development on March 6, 2002 (...)
30 August 2012
The "Chevroux" and "Grèves de la Corbière" nature reserves
Classed as a natural heritage site by the Department for Safety and the Environment on October 4, 2001; Cantonal allotment plan published by the Department of Environmental Planning and Development on March 6, 2002 (...)
30 August 2012
The "Réserve de Cheyres" nature reserve
Cantonal allotment plan published by the Department of Environmental Planning and Development on March 6, 2002 (Official: Plan d’affectation cantonal de la Direction de l’Aménagement, de (...)
30 August 2012
The "Baie d’Yvonand" nature reserve
Classed as a natural heritage site by the Department for Safety and the Environment on October 4, 2001; Cantonal allotment plan published by the Department of Environmental Planning and Development on March 6, 2002 (...)
30 August 2012
The "Grèves de Cheseaux" nature reserve
Classed as a natural heritage site by the Department for Safety and the Environment on October 4, 2001 (Official: Décision de classement du Département de la Sécurité et de l’environnement du 4 octobre (...)
24 April 2012
Association de la Grande Cariçaie
The Association de la Grande Cariçaie, established on 7th July 2010, is the organisation responsible for the management of the nature reserves of the Grande Cariçaie in the Cantons of Vaud and Fribourg and the (...)
16 April 2012
The Ramsar Convention
Originally established to protect the stop-over areas of migratory birds throughout the world, the international Convention on Wetlands, also known as the Ramsar Convention has gradually expanded its objectives to (...)
16 April 2012
Designation of nature reserves
Special signposts mark the limits of the nature reserves on the ground. This signage consists of panels of different types, orange markings on trees (foot trails type), lines of yellow buoys or driven piles on the (...)
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)