The water area (Auengebiet) Eggrank-Thurspitz valley (Canton of Zurich) is one of the most valuable floodplains in Switzerland. Due to the wide variety of species, the area is of national importance and a cantonal protected area. The rich flora and fauna are promoted through revitalisation measures and the “Hochwasserschutz und Auenlandschaft Thurmündung” project. During floods, the forests in the floodplains are flooded and their own dynamics are created. The forests are also rich in plants and animals. The Thurauen Nature Centre also offers extensive information. (Source and further information: www.naturzentrum-thurauen.ch).