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LIFE Peat Restore presents results and experience in conferences

In September 2019, LIFE Peat Restore project was represented in two international conferences. On September 2–6, the Latvian national coordinator, mire expert Māra Pakalne participated in the 28th European Vegetation Survey Conference in Madrid, Spain. This year the conference focused on vegetation diversity and global change, as well as vegetation dynamics and conservation of threatened … read more

LIFE Peat Restore presents results and experience in conferences

In September 2019, LIFE Peat Restore project was represented in two international conferences. On September 26, Māra Pakalne respresented LIFE Peat Restore project in the LIFE Egge-Moore final conference in Paderborn, Germany, attended by more than 50 participants. The conference was a great opportunity to learn peatland restoration experience and techniques applied in Germany and … read more

Results from LIFE Peat Restore project contribute to broader application of indirect GHG emission assessment in peatlands

For developing a better methodology of indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emission assessment in peatlands in Latvia, a new project was implemented by the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) in cooperation with Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia. The project was financed by the Latvian Environmental Protection Fund. The project “Remote sensing methodology for monitoring greenhouse gas … read more

Nature management actions at Amalva site

Large-scale nature management actions started in August in the Amalva peatland site (Southern Lithuania). In order to improve the habitat status, tree cuttings in 200 ha area will be performed. The removal of tree biomass will be followed by dam construction and further improvement of Amalva raised bog, which is part of huge protected mire … read more

LIFE Peat Restore and the Special Report from the International Panel on Climate Change

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published a special report on greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes in land-based ecosystems, land use and sustainable land management in relation to climate change adaptation and mitigation, desertification, land degradation and food security. The findings and recommendations to policy-makers echo the aims of LIFE Peat Restore and only … read more

The Embassy of Estonia is hosting the LIFE Peat Restore photo exhibition: ‘Restoring Peatlands for Climate’

NABU and the Embassy of Estonia as the generous host are excited to announce the photo exhibition opening, showcasing the beauty of the northern European peatlands. The exhibition introduces you to the biodiversity and ecosystem functions of peatlands, as well as to the restoration areas from the LIFE Peat Restore project extending over five EU … read more

Barnim District Administration is hosting the LIFE Peat Restore photo exhibition: ‘Restoring Peatlands for Climate’

NABU in cooperation with the Barnim District Administration is hosting the LIFE Peat Restore photo exhibition: ‘Restoring Peatlands for Climate’. The exhibition highlights the beauty of the northern European peatlands and presents their biodiversity and ecosystem functions, as well as to the restoration works by the LIFE Peat Restore project, extending over five countries. Everyone … read more

LIFE Peat Restore results presented in the international bryology conference in Spain

On July 9–12, 2019, an international conference organised by IAB (International Association of Bryologists), iMOSS (International Molecular Moss Science Society) and SEB (Spanish Bryological Association) was held at the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid, Spain. Approximately 150 bryologists from 40 countries addressed topics related to bryophyte ecology, biogeography and nature conservation, as well as usage … read more

Busy with work on documentary films

In the summer of 2019, ELM Media, one of the LIFE Peat Restore partners, is actively working on the documentary films proposed in the project. The first shots were taken already in 2017 in Poland, followed by filming sessions in Lithuania and Latvia. This summer, the ELM Media team is travelling around Latvia, actively looking … read more