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.

Presentation of project film "Mires Uncovered" 10/05/2013 09:43

Starting from spring 2010 up to this moment the representatives of Elm Media have filmed different project activities (site visits to project areas, discussions on nature management plans etc.) as well as flora and fauna of the project sites.

The film was recorded in Latvian and in English, and 1500 DVD copies of the film will be made and distributed to the schools of Latvia and other interested parties. Everyone is welcomed to film presentation on May 17 during the Plant Conservation Day in the Botanical Garden. You can watch the film also here:


Film "Mires Uncovered" made by ELM MEDIA (English version)


Aim of the Plant Conservation Day is to introduce people with plants and their meaning into our lives and in nature. On May 17 from 9.00 to 16.00 everyone will have a possibility to see plants and take part in laboratories, to play educational games, to create the world in evolution game, to search for relict, poisonous and protected plants from the map. Several laboratories will be organized:

  • Plant cell – life processes, adaptations to abiotic factors, cell reproduction
  • Plant anatomy – different kinds of plant tissues, their functions, plant under microscope
  • Propagation and reproduction – seeds, different plant reproduction ways
  • Soil – plant nutrition, soil composition, different types of soils
  • Trees – tree-ring measuring, tree species recognition
  • Insects – life around us, in grass and in bushes
  • Water – water plants, life under water
  • Birds – excursion to the garden together with ornithologist, bird watching and identifying of bird species
  • Mires – plants in mires, mire types, peat
  • Lab for young researchers – plant and animal exploration in nature.

Laboratories will be guided by lecturers, students and other employees from the Botanical Garden, the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, and the Educational Centre of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.


Mire exposition during Plant Conservation Day in 2011
Author: Lauma Strazdiņa


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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

Project film "Mires Uncovered"





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