EU LIFE Programme together with LIFE Viva Grass project held an Ecosystem Services Platform meeting “COSTING THE EARTH? – translating the ecosystem services concept into practical decision making” from 10th to 12th of May in Tallinn, Estonia. Thank you for all the participants! Presentations from the event are available and downloadable here. Please find also: […]
On March 25, 2017 next stakeholder event was held in Madliena in order to to involve land owners, inhabitants and other interested parties in the discussion on individual and social benefits gained from grasslands and pastures in Madliena parish. At the beginning Baltic Environmental Forum experts presented the summary information (maps, statistics) regarding the grasslands […]
On January 17, 2017 the second “round table” seminar was held in order to discuss a cooperation and experience exchange on ecosystem services assessment in Latvia.
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 […]
Conference was held in Antwerp, Belgium, September 19-22, 2015 and the theme “Helping nature to help us” focused on the important role that healthy ecosystems play in supporting human well-being and the protection of nature. This conference was the biggest European event in 2016 that linked science, policy and practice on ecosystem services and natural […]
August 19, 2016 – the open day event was held in Cēsis district with the aim to introduce the participants to the project area, implemented management activities and elaboration of the landscape management plan with particular emphasis on opening the information stand and introduction to landscapes of the municipality. A special bus tour was organised within […]
July 23, 2016: the event was held aiming to introduce the participants to the project area. At the beginning a specially prepared informative notice board in the form of the book, called “Meadow book” was presented, so the participants had possibility to get acquainted with information about the semi-natural grasslands, ecosystem services provided by grasslands […]
June 23, 2016: the event was held aiming to introduce the participants to the project area, implemented management activities and further plans. At the beginning, farmer Evija Dambekalne introduced the participants with basic information about the farm, its features, interest to apply sustainable, nature friendly farming practice in order to maintain the landscape and biological […]
June 6, 2016: educational and interactive seminar on grasslands, their management and restoration for the youth of Cēsis municipality was held in Rāmuļi primary school, Vaive parish. The aim of the event was to inform the participants about grassland importance and also involve them into practical interactive activities. At the beginning, E. Bojārs offered an […]
April 29, 2016: the informative seminar “Forest and meadow day 2016” was held in Madliena . Already from 9:00 everybody was invited to participate in the interactive outdoor activities to find out about the life of trees and meadows, to search the treasures and play thematic games. But later – from 13:00 – the informative […]
April 25, 2016: the first “round table” seminar was held in Riga, Academic Center for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia. The aim of the event was to inform participants about the progress of the LIFE Viva Grass project implementation: assessment and evaluation of grassland ecosystem services in Cēsis municipality; problems, solutions and possibilities for the long-term […]
The informative seminar “Forest and meadow day 2016” will be held in Madliena, on April 29, 2016 . Already from 9:00 everybody is invited to participate in the interactive outdoor activities to find out about the life of trees and meadows, to search the treasures and play thematic games. But later – from 13:00 – […]
November 24, 2015: the second seminar-discussion in Vaive parish was held in order to inform and involve the local stakeholders in the elaboration of the spatial plan for Cēsis municipality 2016-2025.
October 19, 2015: the discussion in Krape parish was organised as an introductory discussion for the series of round table discussions where business scenarios by managing grasslands and evaluation of ecosystem services have to be explored and discussed. This was the first round table discussion on business opportunities. The aim was to explore the experience […]
June 18, 2015: the event served as the introductory event of the LIFE Viva Grass project within Vaive parish, introducing the stakeholders and interested parties to the project and its planned activities in general and in Vaive parish.
May 27-29, 2015: a creative think tank exchange seminar “Enhancing Economic viability of Grasslands by Green Farming in Europe” took place in Kandava Municipality, Latvia. LIFE Viva Grass project is aiming to support maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem services provided by grasslands through encouraging ecosystem based planning and economically viable grassland management. In frame of this […]
April 11, 2015: stakeholders event was organised in order to establish contacts to the interested stakeholders, to find out their understanding on state of art on grasslands and on their management, explain what we are doing in the project and to clarify their expectations. This event served also as the introductory event of the LIFE […]