Prof. Heinz Durrer receives prize by the Baselland Nature Research Society

Heinz Durrer

Heinz Durrer is professor emeritus of the University of Basel and was the first director of the Research Station Petite Camargue Alsacienne. He received the Franz Leuthardt Prize 2020 of the Baselland Nature Research Society (NGBL) for his decades-long promotion of endangered amphibians in the Basel region. «Heinz Durrer has shaped nature conservation in the region like no other,» writes the NGBL in a statement. Durrer built 22 biotopes around Basel, for example the Herzogenmatt in Binningen. To a large extent, it is thanks to Heinz Durrer that amphibians still exist in the densely populated Basel region. Newspaper article