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Make Peatlands Wet Again!

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: LIFE Peat Restore together with 4 EU funded projects publish a guide for the next steps of peatland restoration

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’s 4th Monitoring Protocol is now published

Every year the Peat Restore team prepares a comprehensive assessment of the project’s overall performance. The Protocol covers all project activities conducted in 2020. Among other things, this includes the methodology applied for the greenhouse gas (GHG) measurements using chambers, mapping of the sites for the application of the GEST technique to estimate GHG emissions … 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