The Matterhorn under siege


Upper Valais members of paliament do not contest the federal inventory of lands (FIL), but react against decisions made without consulting the town of Zermatt which is the owner of the concerned areas (270 square kilometers)

In the FIL is included the helicopters landing site for Monte Rosa on the glacier below the Pointe Dufour, the highest mountain in Switzerland. According to the Federal commission, this is “a rare and one of the most beautiful glaciers in the world located above 4000m of elevation”. Currently skiers are transported by helicopter approximately 800 times per year to the top.

Mountain wilderness Switzerland has launched an online petition and requests the federal council of Switzerland to prioritize and protect the conservation of this internationally famous landscape over particular economic interests.

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