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...
  • Try out Integrated Planning Tool

    The team of the “Life Viva Grass” project presents the Integrated Planning Tool developed by the project. It gives an opportunity to see the benefits that grasslands provide for people from different perspectives and highlights grassland ecosystem services. The concept of ecosystem services is very newly introduced in the Baltic countries -  it is the first time, when such ecosystem service assessment of a specific ecosystem is being performed.The Integrated Planning Tool...
  • Meetings in Estonian pilot areas to discuss VIVAGRASS Tool and planning of Green Network

    On 4th and 5th April 2018 LIFE Viva Grass Estonian project team met with stakeholders in Lääne County and Saaremaa Municipality to give an overview on the current status of the LIFE Viva Grass project as well as to discuss the VIVAGRASS integrated planning tool and its Green Network DMS. LIFE Viva Grass project has provided input to the Guidelines for planning of green network in comprehensive plans of municipalities,...