Parks are the most original natural and cultural landscapes in Switzerland. They are to a large extent intact, variegated and dynamic and they are either natural habitats or those designed in harmony with nature by humans. The population of the park communities are proud of their exceptionally natural and cultural heritage. They undertake to maintain it and to use it with respect.
Regional nature parks are partly populated rural areas, characterized by high nature and landscape values, with buildings and installations that fit harmoniously into the landscape and sites of local character. In the regional nature parks the quality of nature and landscape is preserved and the sustainably operated management consolidated.