Events

A village day in Leedri, Estonia, July 2016

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July 9, 2016 a village day was organised in Leedri, Estonia. It was already fourth time to host such an event called a Juniper’s Day. This year it was organised in collaboration with LIFE Viva Grass project. The topic of the event was „Green meadows“ – importance and value of grasslands. Visitors had a chance […]

Visitors day in “Kalnāju ferma”, June 2016

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June 23, 2016: the event was held aiming to introduce the participants to the project area, implemented management activities and further plans. At the beginning, farmer Evija Dambekalne introduced the participants with basic information about the farm, its features, interest to apply sustainable, nature friendly farming practice in order to maintain the landscape and biological […]

Morning in the meadow, June 2016

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June 6, 2016: educational and interactive seminar on grasslands, their management and restoration for the youth of Cēsis municipality was held in Rāmuļi primary school, Vaive parish. The aim of the event was to inform the participants about grassland importance and also involve them into practical interactive activities. At the beginning, E. Bojārs offered an […]

Norwegian ornitologists: Nemunas delta has huge potential, June 2016

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Norwegian ornithologists that visited Nemunas delta and Lithuanian coastline at the end of June claimed that most of them had came to Lithuania for the first time and had been amazed by rich wildlife, high food quality and low prices. “You have such a rich diversity of plants, insects and birds that in most countries […]

Kurese farm welcomed visitors on Natura 2000 day, May 2016

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May 21, 2016, the European Natura 2000 day: the first visitor day in the framework of the LIFE Viva Grass project took place in Kurese pilot area, Estonia. More than 20 people took part in the event, including several local entrepreneurs with their families as well as the chairman of the local municipal council. The […]

Seminar on nature conservation issues in Lääne county, Estonia, May 2016

In april 25, 2016 Merle Kuris from BEF Estonia participated in a nature conservation seminar in Lääne County and introduced good examples related to management of grasslands from different EU countries based on information collected during LIFE VIVA Grass study tours. Also the brochure “Viable grassland management – experience, challenges and opportunities” was distributed in […]

Forest and meadow day in Madliena, April 2016

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April 29, 2016: the informative seminar “Forest and meadow day 2016” was held in Madliena . Already from 9:00 everybody was invited to participate in the interactive outdoor activities to find out about the life of trees and meadows, to search the treasures and play thematic games. But later – from 13:00 – the informative […]

Natural grasslands in Latvia: perspectives and management, April 2016

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April 25, 2016: the first “round table” seminar was held in Riga, Academic Center for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia. The aim of the event was to inform participants about the progress of the LIFE Viva Grass project implementation: assessment and evaluation of grassland ecosystem services in Cēsis municipality; problems, solutions and possibilities for the long-term […]

Stakeholder meetings in Estonian demo areas, January-February 2016

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January 29/ February 3, 2016 a second round of case study area meetings was held in Estonia. The meeting in Lääne county took place on January 29 and on February 3 similar meeting was held in Lääne-Saare municipality. Both meetings were targeted at local environmental, planning and development experts with the aim to introduce LIFE […]

Establishing an active stakeholders’ network for grassland maintenance in Lithuania, June-December 2015

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Grassland maintenance in a territory requires different stakeholders to be involved in making a decision about the best possible solutions for grassland management in the concrete area. In order to make the maintenance of the grassland long lasting, all aspects (natural, socio-economic) should be taken into consideration. Trying to map the understanding of the state […]

Principles of how to improve the agri-environmental measures discussed in Lithuania, October 2015

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In October, specialists of State Service for Protected Areas, Ministry of Environment, Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve, Viešvilė State Nature Reserve and Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania discussed the principles of how to improve one action specified in agri-environmental measure of Rural Development Programme (RDP) that deals with maintenance of specific meadows. It is planned to distinguish specific […]

The meadows breakfast in Krape parish, October 2015

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October 19, 2015: the discussion in Krape parish was organised as an introductory discussion for the series of round table discussions where business scenarios by managing grasslands and evaluation of ecosystem services have to be explored and discussed. This was the first round table discussion on business opportunities. The aim was to explore the experience […]

Stakeholder discussions on semi-natural grassland management problems and possible solutions, May-June 2015

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In the end of May and beginning of June 2016 Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia in cooperation with the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Lääne-Saare municipality and Lääne county government organized a row of stakeholder meetings at Lääne-County (May 20, 2016), Lääne-Saare municipality (May 13, 2016) and in Tallinn (June 1, 2016) to discuss problems and possible solutions […]

International Seminar “Enhancing Economic viability of Grasslands by Green Farming in Europe”, May 2015

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May 27-29, 2015: a creative think tank exchange seminar “Enhancing Economic viability of Grasslands by Green Farming in Europe” took place  in Kandava Municipality, Latvia. Thank you for your contribution! AGENDA EVENT REPORT PICTURES Presentations from the event are available and downloadable here: DAY 1 Heidrun Fammler, Baltic Environmental Forum Introduction: Enhancing Economic viability of […]

The meadows breakfast in Madliena, April 2015

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April 11, 2015: stakeholders event was organised in order to establish contacts to the interested stakeholders, to find out their understanding on state of art on grasslands and on their management, explain what we are doing in the project and to clarify their expectations. This event served also as the introductory event of the LIFE […]