Issue 5|2018 Editorial: How wild are you?

Fri, 03. Aug. 2018

No, I’m not talking about your nights out in the GreenGo.

I’m curious about your attitude towards predators. Should they be allowed to roam Swiss forests and mountains? Or is there simply not enough space in the densely populated and intensively agriculturally used area of Switzerland?

It’s a discussion that has not reached the Saanenland on a larger scale yet. In other parts of the country, however, the battle lines are drawn. After the bear sighting at Lenk and the discovery of bear tracks on the Sanetsch, the discussion has moved closer to us.

The Federal Office for the Environment has issued the "bear concept". The bear is under strict protection in Switzerland. Every animal, however, is under observation and the situation is continually monitored.

So far, no bear made it into the Saanenland. Just in case, you might still want to have a look at the bear sighting information box in this magazine. My favourite rule: Don’t take a selfie with a bear!

Best regards,

Markus Iseli
Publishing Director

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