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NABU’s Biesenthaler Becken site: Peatland restoration measures explained in short videos

To find out more about the restoration measures implemented in Germany’s Biesenthaler Becken site, check out the clarifications by NABU’s peatland expert in the short videos below. Restoration measure: conversion of mire birch forest Jonathan Etzold, NABU’s national coordinator for LIFE Peat Restore, explains the need to carry out forest conversion on Germany’s Biesenthaler Becken … read more

Water is back in Suursoo-Leidissoo restoration site

In March 2021, the restoration of the water regime, which lasted 8 months, was completed in Suursoo-Leidissoo in Estonia. The Suursoo restoration area (approx. 3 300 ha) is one of the largest wetland restoration areas and the largest fen restoration area in Estonia. Up to four excavators worked at the same time. Although the conditions … read more

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

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