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... f the total EU population and 24% of the population for the whole European continent. Unfortunately, the number of breeding pairs has decreased since 2000. During the past decade, the decline of the Latvian population is estimated to be at least 15%. Furthermore, the most recent studies confirm that the decline is ongoing. Such losses in the Latvian population are of particular concern given the ...
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Background Ķemeri National Park was founded in 1997 on an area of 36 000 ha, which makes it the third largest national park in Latvia. It lies on the coast of the Gulf of Riga and includes forests, swamps and mires, shrubs, lakes or lagoons, natural mineral-springs and muds. The present-day landscape has been formed by the joint effects of natural proce ...
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Background Grasslands, and in particular natural grasslands with high biodiversity, are complex ecosystems that provide a variety of different ecosystem functions and services, which are essential for the maintenance of biodiversity, as well as for human well-being. The main threats to grassland biodiversity are related to the intensification of agricultu ...
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Background Latvia's Engure and Pape nature parks are feeding and breeding grounds for the bittern (Botaurus stellaris). Lake Engure is the most important Natura 2000 site for the bittern in Latvia, with 30-50 breeding pairs, while Lake Pape is the second most important site, with 25-30 breeding pairs. Between them, these sites are estimated to host betwee ...
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Background Corncrakes are rare birds of humid grasslands. Considered ‘near threatened’ worldwide and included in Annex 1 of the EU Birds Directive, the corncrake (Crex crex) breeds in alluvial meadows, lowland marshes, and drier parts of fens and bogs as well as in grasslands where vegetation is removed annually by mowing. The Dviete floodplain, a s ...
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Forest Habitat Restoration within the Gauja National Park (FOR-REST)

Start date: Sep 1, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2015,

Background The ancient valleys of the Gauja River and its tributaries, along with their nearby erosion relief belt, occupy the central part of The Gauja National Park (Gauja NP). The relief forms of the ancient Gauja River valley are unique within the whole East Baltic region. The Gauja River valley is distinguished as a united geographic region. The leng ...
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... ironmental management measures can be implemented; The publication of guidelines for economically sustainable aquatic warbler habitat management (2 000 copies in Lithuanian, 1 000 copies in Latvian and a PDF in English); A communication strategy for landowners and ArcGIS training courses; Raised capacities of the administration of the protected areas through a communication strategy for landown ...
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Background Marine biodiversity indicators are tools that enable changes in biological components of marine ecosystems to be identified and followed. They also enable those changes to be linked with pressures, and help in the assessment of the effectiveness of measures taken to reduce those pressures on different geographical scales, thereby providing a ba ...
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Intensification of the agricultural production is a major cause of eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, and is also a major cause of the declining biodiversity in the agricultural landscape. Economically effective and environmentally friendly farming methods are needed to reverse this trend. This is especially important in the Baltic countries where agricultural intensification will increase severely ...
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... ite) and a layman’s report were published and distributed. The beneficiary published a 244 page book, “Raised Bog Management for Biological Diversity Conservation in Latvia", in Latvian and English that included detailed information about the value of protecting raised bogs and recommendations for their management and monitoring, based on findings from all four project sites. A travelling exhi ...
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Eagles Cross Borders (Eagles)

Start date: Jun 30, 2011, End date: Jun 29, 2013,

Latvian Fund of Nature will cooperate with Estonian Ornithology Society to carry out a joint research and monitoring of the White-tailed Eagle and Osprey in both countries. Project will also educate the relevant stakeholders, students and general public on these eagle species. Achieve ...
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Heritage Tourism for increased BSR Identity (AGORA 2.0)

Start date: Nov 30, 2009, End date: Dec 15, 2012,

Countries in the Baltic Sea Region have a long common history throughout the centuries and a great variety of natural and cultural resources. However, the area is still not well recognised as one common region, even by its own residents.AGORA 2.0 aims at strengthening the common identity of the Baltic Sea Region, based on its rich natural and cultural heritage. Substitutional for numerous assets, ...
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Gulf of Riga as a Resource for Wind Energy (GORWIND)

Start date: Oct 31, 2010, End date: Oct 30, 2012,

The project carries out a comprehensive research for the future wind parks in the Gulf of Riga through analyzing the wind energy policies in both countries, obtaining reliable marine wind information, considering the environmental aspects, and involving in the discussions the relevant authorities, business partners and local people. ...
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The project is aimed at development of Latvian – Estonian network for demonstration of environmentally friendly farming practices. Following an open competition in both countries, a network of economically most successful and environmentally friendliest farms has been established. Altogether 20 successful farms (10 in each country) were selected and further provided with training and necessary pra ...
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Background Military areas cover a total of 1.68% of Latvia’s territory. Because of their large area and exceptional nature values, military areas often contain Natura 2000 sites. The Adazi military training area (7746.53 ha) is the largest training area in Latvia and in the Baltic States as a whole. Most of this area is a Natura 2000 site (6126 ha). It ...
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Marine protected areas in the Eastern Baltic Sea (Baltic MPAs)

Start date: Aug 1, 2005, End date: Nov 30, 2009,

Background The Baltic Sea is a unique and fragile marine ecosystem hosting many species and habitats of European and global interest, including the Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri) which has its own European Species Action Plan. It is believed that the by-catch of birds and seals in fishing nets is a problem in the Baltic Sea and assumed that habitat ...
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Implementation of mire habitat management plan for Latvia (MIRES)

Start date: Sep 1, 2004, End date: Dec 1, 2008,

... 2003 outlines the priority areas for urgent management activities: Cena, Stikli, Klani and Veseta Mires. The sites are nationally and internationally important as include habitats and species of both Latvian and European concern. Cena Mire and Stikli Mires are included in the EU list of Important Bird Areas (IBA). The total area of the project sites – Cena, Stikli, Klani and Veseta Mires Nature ...
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... uvial forests. They also host Latvia's highest breeding densities of the LIFE priority bird species Crex crex (400-685 individuals) and Aquila pomarina (59-120 individuals), as well as a third of the Latvian Gallingo media population (59-120 individuals). The main threat to these floodplains came from their fragmentation and from a lack of management; most had been abandoned and were gradually be ...
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Protection and management of the Northern Gauja Valley (N Gauja)

Start date: Oct 1, 2003, End date: Dec 31, 2007,

Background The project focused on the middle section of the river Gauja in Latvia close to the Estonian border. The total project area (Ziemelgauja) consisted of more than 140km of extensive river valley and about 19 000 hectares of outstanding importance for a wide range of species and habitats. Due to the light sedimentary rocks, many bends have formed ...
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Background Drainage, eutrophication, acidification and habitat fragmentation are major threats to natural habitats and their wild flora and fauna in Europe. LIFE-Nature projects, as well as other conservation and restoration projects, include measures to combat these threats. The successes, as well as the failures, of restoration projects and their resear ...
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Implementation of management plan for Lake Engure Nature Park (ENGURE)

Start date: Oct 1, 2001, End date: Sep 30, 2004,

... (Dendrocopus leucotos) and for rare plants such as Dactylorhiza cruenta, Ophrys insectifera, Hydrocotyle vulgaris and Corallorrhiza trifida. The site was included in the first Latvian proposal for the Natura 2000 network, submitted in April 2004, and proposed both as SPA and pSCI. · The Engure project was the first project in Latvia to introduce a system of breeding meat cattle for nature ...
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The main objectives of this Estonian-Latvian joint project are to strengthen the relations and knowledge exchange in cross-border mire habitat protection and management; and to co-operate in restoration planning for Kuresoo bog (Soomaa National Park Estonia) as model area of mire system highly valuable but partly damaged by drainage. Kuresoo bog (10 842 ha) is the largest compact and nearly pristi ...
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