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...
  • REGISTRATION IS OPEN: international seminar on integrating ecosystem service concept into spatial planning

    By keeping a well-started tradition to organize acknowledged, interesting and wholesome international events in spring, the LIFE Viva Grass project invites to the seminar “Integrating ecosystem service concept into spatial planning - for sustainable land-use in grasslands and beyond”, to be held in Sigulda, Latvia, May 16-18, 2018. This time, attention, discussions and exchange of opinions will be paid to such topics as: contribution of the ecosystem services concept in...
  • Seminar “Use of GIS planning tool for prioritization of landscape management – Cēsis district example”

    February 20, 2018. Seminar “Use of GIS planning tool for prioritization of landscape management – example of Cēsis district”. Planners, project LIFE Viva Grass experts from Baltic Environmental Forum-Latvia and University of Latvia, representatives from Vaive municipality and tourism specialists took part in the seminar with the aim to look at the landscape in the context of spatial and territory planning. Opening words were said by Inta Ādamsone, expert from Cēsis...