Municipalities as carriers

The carrier of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona is an association.

In the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona political municipalities are represented which share the area of the World Heritage perimeter:

In an intermunicipal agreement, these communities have committed themselves to the joint conservation and cultivation of the Sardona World Heritage. The World Heritage Site is to remain accessible and open for appropriate use. The desired uses and a development plan have been defined.

Managementplan of the World Heritage Sardona

Each World Heritage community is represented by a delegate at the annual delegate assembly. The executive committee of the IG is comprised of the following members:

At the service of mankind

The protection and preservation of the World Heritage shall be placed in the hands of all mankind.
Switzerland also signed the World Heritage Convention. For the IG Tectonic Arena Sardona, the tasks are based on the technical explanations of the programme agreement around the UNESCO World Heritage (Handbook on Programme Agreements in the Environmental Sector, FOEN). Every four or five years, concrete projects are negotiated within the following strategic framework:
According to Art. 13 NHG, funding is in principle the responsibility of the cantons. The FOEN provides financial assistance. The carriers contribute resources and services.


Harry Keel

Managing director and site manager, environmental scientist ETH, management expert SVF, CAS in management of public administration and NPO

Phone. +41 81 723 59 20

Eveline Braun

Project leader education
MSc Geography

Phone. +41 81 725 56 07

Rosi Böni

Project manager, environmental engineer ZHAW

Phone. +41 81 725 56 07

Thomas Buckingham

Project leader, MSc Geologist

Phone. +41 81 723 59 20

Felix Zogg

Accounting and administration clerk, GeoGuide Coordinator

Phone. +41 81 725 56 08

Cyrill Schwitter

Project leader, world heritage – experiences
(financed by municipalities and tourism destinations)

Phone. +41 55 610 21 24

Raffael Thomele

Multimedia specialist

Association UNESCO-World Heritage TektonicArena Sardona

The association works with its members to communicate the diverse natural, landscape and cultural values in the Sardona World Heritage Region and to strengthen sustainable adventure and educational tourism.

It ensures a stronger anchoring of the Sardona World Heritage Site and its values in the population. To this end, it develops and supports offers and activities in and around the World Heritage Site for its members and the public.

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Breadth of interest groups

The IG Tektonikarena Sardona cooperates with many different interest groups from administration, tourism, education, research, environment and politics. The most important partners are:

The Swiss UNESCO Commission coordinates all the actors involved on a national level, communicates the World Heritage Sites as a whole and raises public awareness of World Heritage values.
Schweizerische UNESCO-Kommmission


The Association World Heritage Experience Switzerland (WHES) is the network for all World Heritage Sites in Switzerland.
World Heritage Experience Switzerland


The World Heritage Sites of Switzerland bear witness to the richness and diversity of our country.
World Heritage Sites of Switzerland


The World Heritage List shows the worldwide heritage in nature and culture of humanity.
World Heritage List


The Association Parks in Grisons is centred around the exchange of experiences and taking advantages of synergies between all parks in Grisons, including the World Heritage. Shared presences are coordinated and the interests of all members represented on a cantonal level.

Association Parks in Grisons (german)