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Bern OKs shooting of sheep-eating lynx

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by Malcolm Curtis|The Local Switzerland|July 15, 2013 Authorities in the canton of Bern have authorized the shooting of a wild lynx that has been poaching sheep in the Kander Valley. Wildlife officials from the canton made the decision in consultation … Continue reading

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Switzerland delays holiday home restrictions

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by Malcolm Curtis|The Local, Switzerland|August 23, 2012 The federal government has decided to delay by four months the implementation of a law to limit the construction of holiday homes in Switzerland. The legislation, which aims to ban new secondary residences … Continue reading

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Foreigner death toll mounts in Swiss Alps

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by Malcolm Curtis | The Local, Switzerland | July 6, 2012 Bern cantonal police are launching an investigation after two foreign climbers died on the celebrated Eiger mountain in the Bernese Alps. The bodies of the climbers were discovered on … Continue reading

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