Grasslands

We aim to support maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem services provided by grasslands, through encouraging ecosystem based planning and economically viable grassland management.

  • About the project

    LIFE Viva Grass project aims to prevent loss of High Nature Value grasslands by providing the Integrating Planning Tool (Tool) and considering socio-economic factors impacting nature conservation policy. The Tool will provide models for economically viable management of grassland biodiversity that would be applicable all over the Europe and particularly in integration of marginal grasslands areas that experience socio-economic decline, land abandonment and consequent loss of farmland biodiversity. The grassland...
  • INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “LOCAL COMMUNITIES, CULTURAL LANDSCAPES AND HERITAGE”, OCTOBER 2016

    International conference “Local communities, cultural landscapes and heritage“,  October 6-8, 2016 was held in Estonia, Lahemaa National Park manors and villages organised by the Environmental Board of Estonia in cooperation with Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Academy of Arts and ICOMOS Estonia. The conference was dedicated to Lahemaa National Park’s 45th anniversary. During the first day of the conference the issues of heritage management in theory and practice were explored and the keynote...
  • LIFE Viva Grass info-stand welcomes visitors in Kurese farm, October 2016

    In the beginning of October 2016 already the second LIFE information stand in Estonia was installed – this time in Kurese nature farm. It is introducing Kurese Nature Farm and its natural and cultural values related to semi-natural habitats as well as ecosystem services of grasslands. Kurese is located on  landscape protection area which belongs to Natura 2000 network and is established for protection of priority habitats such as alvars and...