Projet Lac - An assessment of the Swiss fish fauna: Almost two-thirds of the native fish species of Switzerland are threatened by extinction. To preserve or specifically enhance aquatic biodiversity and habitats, a representative assessment of the existing species in lakes is necessary. Eawag and its partners, perform through Projet Lac for the first time a standardized assessment of the fish fauna of Alpine lakes with a special focus on deep and large lakes. Projet Lac is funded amongst others by The Federal Office for the Environment ( FOEN).
An important aspect of Projet Lac is the establishment of a reference collection at the NMBE as a basis for future research.