Aim of the project is to re-establish the active raised bog habitats and site hydrology in the areas that are influenced by drainage and to protect the raised bog habitats, plants and animals of European and Latvian importance.

Third Project Steering Group Meeting in September /18/08/2011/

 

Steering Group third meeting and opening of raised bog exhibition "Secrets of Mires" of the LIFE 08 NAT/LV/000449 EC LIFE project "Restoration of Raised Bog Habitats in the Especially Protected Nature Areas of Latvia" will take place on September 6th in Botanical Garden of University of Latvia, 2 Kandavas Street, Riga.

Exhibition in Jelgava Library /16/08/2011/

 

From August 2nd, 2011 till beginning of September raised bog photo exhibition "Secrets of Mires" will be open in Scientific library of Jelgava. Ir was made in EC LIFE Raised Bogs project.

Exhibition in Ventspils /14/07/2011/

 

Raised bog photo exhibiotion "Secrets of Mires" will be open in Ventspils Library from July 6th till August, 2011.

Exhibition will be opened in Ventspils /02/07/2011/

 

July 6th, 2011 photo exhibition "Secrets of Mires" will be opened in Ventspils Public Library.

Germans visiting Latvian Bogs /14/06/2011/

 

"Wetlands in Latvia are fantastic!" These are words from wetland experts grom Lower Saxony in Germany after visiting Aizkraukle and Aklais Mire, Engure Lake Orchid Trail, Kemeri Bogs, Melnais Lake Mire and Teici Mire.

Teachers Learning about Bogs in 3rd Project Seminar /01/06/2011/

 

On May 17th, 2011 there was a special seminar for teachers “Education of teachers on the conservation and restoration need of the active raised bog habitats” about rased bogs held in Olaine. It was 3rd project seminar. In spite of rain teachers from Riga, Olaine and Mārupe participated - together 31 participant.

Approvement of Aklais Mire Nature Management Plan /31/05/2011/

 

Aklais Mire Nature Reserve was approved on May 26th, 2011.

"Secrets of Mires" in Saeima /23/05/2011/

 

Today exhibition "Secrets of Mires" was opened in Saeima.

Plant Protection Day 2011 /19/05/2011/

 

May 18th is International Plant Protection Day. It is celebrated in many countries. Also Raised Bogs were in activities in Botanical Garden of University of Latvia.

Raised Bog Exhibition in Olaine Museum of History and Art /12/05/2011/

 
Exhibition "Secrets of Mires" is traveling around. It is made by Ogre Photo Club. From May 12th to 20th it will be in Olaine Museum of History and Art.

Visiting LIFE projects in Eastern Latvia /12/05/2011/

 
LIFE+ Raised Bog team: Gunārs Balodis, Aivars Slišāns and Māra Pakalne visited two LIFE projects in East Latvia: Conservation of rare reptiles and amphibians in Latvia (LIFE09 NAT/LV/000239) and Restoration of Corncrake habitats in Dviete floodplain Natura 2000 site (LIFE09 NAT/LV/000237).

Exhibition in Daugavpils University /28/04/2011/

 

From April 27th to May 9th Secrets of Mires can be seen in Daugavpils University.

20th Workshop of the European Vegetation Survey /19/04/2011/

 

April 4th to 10th Project Manager Māra Pakalne and Assistant Aivars Slišāns took part in 20th Workshop of the European Vegetation Survey.

Management Plan for Aizkraukle Mire and Forests is Approved /19/04/2011/

 

On April 15th, 2011 Nature Management Plan for Nature Reserve Aizkraukle Mire and Forests was approved by The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development.

Seminar for Teachers about Raised Bogs /18/04/2011/

 

In May 17th, 2011 seminar about the conservation and restoration need of the active raised bog habitats for teachers will be organized in Olaine.

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Finansed by

Raised Bogs – LIFE08 NAT/LV/000449

Project duration: 01.02.2010.- 31.08.2013.
Funding: European Commission LIFE+ programme
Beneficiary: University of Latvia
Partners: Latvian Fund for Nature, Foundation ELM MEDIA
Co-funding: Ministry of the Environment of Latvia, Ltd. Rīgas meži

Exhibition

 

Exhibition "Secrets of Mires" is traveling around! It is made by Ogre Photo Club. 

Project film "Mires Uncovered"