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...
  • LIFE platform meeting on ecosystem services, May 2017

    Ecosystems provide countless and essential benefits to humanity, such as food, clean water and clean air. Assigning financial values to ecosystem services - and incorporating them into land management and conservation decision-making - can complement traditional approaches to preventing biodiversity loss. The European Commission’s LIFE programme unit and the Baltic Environmental Forum are organising with the support of the Neemo EEIG External Team a LIFE platform meeting on ecosystem services...
  • COSTING THE EARTH? – translating the ecosystem services concept into practical decision making, May 2017

    EU LIFE Programme together with LIFE Viva Grass project announces Ecosystem Services Platform meeting "COSTING THE EARTH? – translating the ecosystem services concept into practical decision making" that will be held from 10th to 12th of May in Tallinn, Estonia. Continue to REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND FORM Please find also technical information. Despite widespread conservation efforts there is a growing argument that traditional approaches have failed to stem the tide of biodiversity...