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The fauna of Haut Val de Bagnes

in Fionnay

  • Rich fauna typical of subalpine and alpine areas
    The emblematic animal of the region is the Ibex

  • After nearly disappearing from Valais at the end of the 19th century, the ibex was reintroduced to the federal game reserve of Mont Pleureur in 1928. There are now hundreds of ibexes populating the slopes on the right-hand side of the valley. Chamois, by contrast, mainly live on the left side of the valley. Haut Val de Bagnes is also a popular breeding ground for weasels, hares and pine martens.
    A number of bird species can be seen in the skies above the valley, including bearded vultures,...
    After nearly disappearing from Valais at the end of the 19th century, the ibex was reintroduced to the federal game reserve of Mont Pleureur in 1928. There are now hundreds of ibexes populating the slopes on the right-hand side of the valley. Chamois, by contrast, mainly live on the left side of the valley. Haut Val de Bagnes is also a popular breeding ground for weasels, hares and pine martens.
    A number of bird species can be seen in the skies above the valley, including bearded vultures, golden eagles, Eurasian eagle owls, rock partridges, wallcreepers and whinchats.
    Reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, Orthoptera and molluscs can also be found in various places around the valley.
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