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...
  • Seminar materials “Integrating ecosystem service concept into spatial planning – for sustainable land-use in grasslands and beyond”

    On May 16-18, 2018 LIFE Viva Grass project held a very successful  seminar “Integrating ecosystem service concept into spatial planning – for sustainable land-use in grasslands and beyond”, Sigulda, Latvia. 2 sessions were held on May 16, 2018 - "Spatial information obtained through ES mapping and assessment as input land-use planning and decision making" and "Contribution of the ES concept in development of planning solutions" where lectors shared their experience on  mapping...
  • 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...