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...
  • New publications available

    In the frame of the project a new brochure "KEEPING COUNTRYSIDE ALIVE – GRASSLANDS FOR HUMAN WELL-BEING" prepared. In this publication we provide inspirational examples how grasslands can be used differently to deliver benefits for social and economic life of local communities in the Baltic States while at the same time, they do not harm the ecosystem. We hope that the reader will take a new look at grasslands. Publication is...
  • Integrated planning tool

    Integrated planning tool developed within the project aims on helping to make decisions for sustainable grassland management by strengthening linkages between social, economic, environmental, agricultural fields and policies. The tool works on GIS (geographic information system) based environment and incorporates ecosystem services as well as socio-economic parameters.   Project team have already made the first logical framework of the tool, they also have finalized ecosystem service assessment for demo case...