Pro Natura is Switzerland’s oldest nature conservation organisation. One of the pioneering achievements of the organisation, founded in 1909, was the creation of the Swiss National Park. Today Pro Natura oversees about 700 nature reserves and manages a dozen nature centres all over Switzerland. At a national level, Pro Natura acts as a central organisation but is present in all Swiss regions with cantonal offices. Pro Natura is also active at an international level. The organisation has more than 140 000 members. (Further information: www.pronatura.ch).