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LIFE “Peat Restore” project results presented at the International Scientific Conference at the University of Latvia

Traditionally, the International Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia is held at the beginning of year, now already for the 79th time. Topics from all scientific fields are discussed during 130 sessions from January until March. In 2021 two presentations were given by the LIFE “Peat Restore” project Latvian team. On February 4, at … read more

As LIFE Peat Restore advances, the EU’s CAP regresses

LIFE Peat Restore’s 2020 The year of 2020 has finally ended. Like everyone else, the LIFE Peat Restore team had to endure the challenges presented to us by these unprecedented circumstances. National borders were closed, events postponed indefinitely, as well as the interruption of services crucial for the project implementation; not to mention the difficulties … read more

IN MEMORIAM Prof. Dr Romas Pakalnis

We mourn the loss of Prof. Dr Romas Pakalnis on the 20th of September, 2020. Lithuanian society, science, nature conservation and cultural heritage communities, as well as a small family of peatland restoration practitioners and international team of the project LIFE Peat Restore lost Prof. Dr Romas Pakalnis, an outstanding person, whose whole life was … read more

Young Europeans put pressure on politicians to protect peatlands

The international youth organization Re-Peat, a youth-led collective, is putting pressure on EU politicians to pay more attention to the protection and restoration of peatlands in the new agricultural strategy. To this effect, a collection of essays entitled Peat Anthology was compiled. It reflects young people’s vision and concern for their future living environment. They … read more

Youngsters learn about peatlands through film-making

Learning more about peatlands, especially in our own surroundings, may be attractive and helps to understand the environment where we live. LIFE Peat Restore provided a less traditional way of learning peatlands in Engure area in Latvia, in one of the project areas. The focus group was youngsters who live in nearby areas – Mērsrags … read more

Work on LIFE Peat Restore films continues

In 2020, the work on documentaries on peatlands and their climate is ongoing. Filming started already in 2017 in Poland, then also in Lithuania and Latvia, as well as materials from Estonia and Germany will be used. The focus of the films will be broader than the borders of one country, it will include the … read more

Peat deposit depth measurement with georadar

Last week, we started survey of the peat deposit in Suursoo project area using georadar. Georadar is a high-tech apparatus used in geophysics, where the image of the internal structure of the soil is displayed using the pulses of radio waves. In other words, radar allows us to see underground. In the peat deposits of … read more