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...
  • Open day event in Madliena

    July 7, 2018. The aim of the event was to get acquainted with another good examples of grassland management and grasslands provided ecosystem services. At the beginning of the day we visited farm in Vērene, Madliena parish, farmers Māra and Einārs introduced with their farm – goats and rabbits and grassland maintenance practices. This is family business and mostly all season they are working by own, the meat is sold...
  • 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...