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.

Second Project Steering Group Meeting in March /01/02/2011/

 

Steering Group second meeting 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 March 1st in Olaine Museum of History and Art, Zemgale Street 33, Olaine.

Third Nature Management Plan Meetings in January /28/01/2011/

Third Steering Group Meetings for Nature Management Plans for Aklais Mire and Aizkraukle Mire and Forests were held in January.

Second Steering Group Meetings Have Been Held for Nature ManagementPlans /18/01/2011/

Second Steering Group Meetings for Nature Management Plans were held successfully.

Exhibition Opening in Ogre /14/01/2011/

 

January 13th Raised Bog exhibition opening took place in Ogre. It will be there till February 7th.

Third Steering Group Meetings for Nature Management Plans /11/01/2011/

 

For two Nature Reserves during Second Steering Group Meetings it was decided to meet for the third time before let general public to discuss these Nature Management Plans.

Exhibition in Ogre /05/01/2011/

 

In LIFE+ Program Project "Restoration of Raised Bog Habitats in the Especially Protected Nature Areas of Latvia" an exhibition is prepared and will be opened in Ogre, 15 Brīvības Street on January 13th at 19:00.

Seminar about Nature Values in Mires /02/01/2011/

 

LIFE+ Project organised a seminar "The Value of Raised Bog Conservation" in Viesīte on December 17th.

Nature Management Plans Will Be Discussed in Public /01/01/2011/

 

Latvian Fund for Nature has prepared Nature Management Plans for all four project sites and now is organising Public Discussions.

Habitat and Hydrological Monitoring was Started in the Project Sites /07/12/2010/

 

Monitoring has been started in the Project sites.

Seminar "The Value of Raised Bog Conservetion" /01/12/2010/

 

On December 17th, 2010 in Viesīte 2 Smulšu Street seminar "The Value of Raised Bog Conservetion" of the project "Restoration of Raised Bog Habitats in the Especially Protected Nature Areas of Latvia".

Second Steering Group Meetings for Nature Management Plans /30/11/2010/

 

Latvian Fund for Nature is preparing Nature Management Plans for four Natura 2000 sites during LIFE+ project "Restoration of Raised Bog Habitats in the Especially Protected Nature Areas of Latvia". During December Steering Group Meetings will be held.

First Steering Group Meetings for Nature Management Plans Have Been Held /20/10/2010/

 

During September and October 2010 First Steering Group Meetings for Nature Management Plans were held.

Nature values are hidden in the bog /20/10/2010/

 

After the first meeting of the Steering Group of “Aklais Mire Nature Reserve” management plan the local newspaper “Staburags” printed an article “Nature values hidden in the bog ” written by journalist Indulis Burka (in Latvian).

The LIFE project team from Wales visited Latvian raised bogs /29/09/2010/

 

From October 21st to 22nd the Welsh colleagues from the EC LIFE project “Restoring Active Blanket Bog in the Berwyn Migneint and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) in Wales“ visited the LIFE project sites in Latvia where raised bog restoration was carried out.

Study tour to Wales /16/09/2010/

 

From September 1st to 7th, 2010 the LIFE project team “Restoration of Raised Bog Habitats in the Especially Protected Nature Areas of Latvia” were on study tour in Wales to get to know the experience of EC LIFE project “Anglesey and Lleyn Fens - Restoring Alkaline and Calcareous Fens within the Corsydd Mon a Llyn (Anglesey & lleyn Fens) Special Areas of Conservation in Wales” and “Restoring Active Blanket Bog in the Berwyn and Migneint Special Areas of Conservation in Wales”.

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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"