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Meeting about ecosystem service assesment in Lithuania

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On September 21 specialists from project team and Ministry of Environment met to discuss possibilities for the ecosystem services assessment in Lithuania. Project team presented their results, methodology used for ecosystem service assessment and the integrated planning tool which is under development. Participants of the meeting discussed application of those results when making general ecosystem […]

Project presented in the meeting of current LIFE program projects in Latvia

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Wednesday, 23rd August within the framework of the project “Capacity Building for LIFE program implementation in Latvia” (CAP LIFE LAT) the meeting of current LIFE program projects in Latvia was held. This was the second meeting (the previous one took place on 27 of May 2016) with the purpose to share the experience on implementation of […]

Project presented among other LIFE projects in Tallinn

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The Eu Nature Directive and LIFE program 25th anniversary event took place in Tallinn, Estonia on 13th of June. The main goal was to discuss challenges and opportunities for implementing EU Nature Directive and how LIFE program could be used for that. Even though the main focus of the event was on nature conservation issues, […]

Active discussion about development of nature tourism in Nemunas delta

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In June 2 more than 20 different stakeholders met for a discussion about nature tourism in Nemunas delta. The Minister of the Environment Kęstutis Navickas and the mayor of Šilutė district Vytautas Laurinaitis were among them. The name of the discussion “Development of nature tourism destination in Nemunas delta – claptrap or strategic direction of […]

LIFE Viva Grass presented at LIFE Nordic Platform Meeting

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On 19 April LIFE Viva Grass was presented on the annual LIFE Nordic Platform Meeting, hosted this year by RECLAIM (LIFE11 NAT/SE/000848), held in Örebro county, Sweden. All Nordic LIFE Nature projects were welcome to the platform meeting, which provides a forum to network, share experiences, and discuss solutions to shared problems. The event included […]

LIFE platform meeting on ecosystem services, May 2017

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Ecosystems provide countless and essential benefits to humanity, such as food, clean water and clean air. Assigning financial values to ecosystem services – and incorporating them into land management and conservation decision-making – can complement traditional approaches to preventing biodiversity loss. The European Commission’s LIFE programme unit and the Baltic Environmental Forum are organising with […]

Visitor day in Dubysa, January 2017

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In January 14 more that hundred of participants gathered to visitor day in Pasesuvis landscape reserve. Visitors were invited to get to know more about grasslands, ecosystem services they provide and other nature treasure the territory offers. At this time of the year one grassland ecosystems service is more than obvious – visitors could enjoy […]

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “LOCAL COMMUNITIES, CULTURAL LANDSCAPES AND HERITAGE”, OCTOBER 2016

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Thank you for your contribution! EVENT REPORT (of the second day &field trip) CONFERENCE BOOKLET (agenda & speakers) PICTURES VIDEO CLIP SUMMARY Presentations from the event are available and downloadable here:   THURSDAY, 6th of October – Cultural heritage and communities Welcome speeches: Prof Kalev Sepp, Estonian University of Life Sciences Welcome speech, Video (119,4MB) Mr Andres […]

LIFE Viva Grass info-stand welcomes visitors in Kurese farm, October 2016

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In the beginning of October 2016 already the second LIFE information stand in Estonia was installed – this time in Kurese nature farm. It is introducing Kurese Nature Farm and its natural and cultural values related to semi-natural habitats as well as ecosystem services of grasslands. Kurese is located on  landscape protection area which belongs to […]

International conference “Local communities, cultural landscapes and heritage”, October 2016

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In 6-8 October „LIFE Viva Grass” team will present the project for various stakeholders in the international conference “Local communities, cultural landscapes and heritage“ in Lahemaa National Park.  This event is organized by Environmental Board of Estonia in cooperation with Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Academy of Arts and ICOMOS Estonia. The conference is […]

International conference “Helping nature to help us”, September 2016

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Conference was held in Antwerp, Belgium, September 19-22, 2016 and the theme “Helping nature to help us” focused on the important role that healthy ecosystems play in supporting human well-being and the protection of nature. This conference was the biggest European event in 2016 that linked science, policy and practice on ecosystem services and natural […]

Visitors day in Cēsis district, August 2016

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August 19, 2016 – the open day event was held in Cēsis district with the aim to introduce the participants to the project area, implemented management activities and elaboration of the landscape management plan with particular emphasis on opening the information stand and introduction to landscapes of the municipality. A special bus tour was organised within […]

Visitors day in Madliena, July 2016

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July 23, 2016: the event was held aiming to introduce the participants to the project area. At the beginning a specially prepared informative notice board in the form of the book, called “Meadow book” was presented, so the participants had possibility to get acquainted with information about the semi-natural grasslands, ecosystem services provided by grasslands […]

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 […]