Behavior & Nature
Against the change of the hunting law
At the end of September, the Swiss people decide over the new Hunting Law. We and many of our paddlers pledge respectful contact with nature. Therefore, we are against the new law which would signify an area-wide ban of Stand Up Paddles. For us, to experience and to enjoy nature is the same as respecting the habitats from water and migratory birds. We support the rules that the organization Natur & Freizeit has defined and support the initiative from the organization Pro Watersports.
The shallow water zones are important habitats for birds, fish and insects. Accordingly, these ecosystems need understanding and protection. The "Natur & Freizeit" association wants to use a campaign to draw attention to the need to treat these creatures with respect. To do this, they have defined four behaviors:
- Keep your distance from reeds
- Keep your distance from gravel islands and sandbars
- Keep your distance from bird collections
- Respect protected areas
We naturally support this concern as much as possible and want to do our part to ensure that these rules of conduct are observed.
Auch für Stand Up Paddler gelten Regeln & Gesetze an die sie sich halten müssen. Das Merkblatt der Vereinigung der Schifffahrtsämter bietet eine zusammenfassende Übersicht und sollte unbedingt beachtet werden.