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LIFE Peat Restore project on TV broadcast

On 10 October 2018, Latvian Television aired a broadcast dedicated to peatland ecosystems. This was a series within a popular science broadcast called Impulse of Discovery (Izziņas impulss in Latvian). In the broadcast, the role of peatlands in regulating flooding and climate by sequestering greenhouse gases (GHG) was explained, as well as the conflicting nature … read more

The 50th Anniversary Jubilee Symposium of the International Peatland Society on the ‘Wise use of peatlands, past and future’

LIFE Peat Restore participated in the 50th Anniversary Jubilee Symposium of the International Peatland Society (IPS), celebrated recently in Rotterdam (Netherlands). IPS is an organisation dedicated to the responsible management and wise use of peatlands and peat. Representatives of major international organisations and the peat industry participated in panel discussions and presentations, from institutions like … read more

Greenhouse gas emissions monitoring plots are now installed on all project sites

Measurements of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from peatlands have started on all the project sites, in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. This summer, NABU’s national coordinator visited Estonia and Latvia, to supervise and assist with the instalment of the GHG monitoring plots. Testing of the instrumental measurement system was successful. Valuable data on GHG … read more

Vegetation changes are being monitored

In August 2018, establishment of vegetation monitoring plots is completed in all Latvian project areas – Lake Engure, Augstroze and Baltezers Mire. The vegetation monitoring is necessary to assess the vegetation condition before and after the peatland restoration proposed within LIFE Peat Restore project. Along with monitoring of groundwater table, instrumental greenhouse gas (GHG) measurements … read more

Greenhouse gas monitoring plots installed in the project areas in Latvia

In August 2018, in the Latvian project areas – Engures ezers, Baltezera purvs and Augstroze – the greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring plots were installed and the first instrumental measurements started. GHG monitoring is necessary to measure the amount of emissions before peatland restoration in drained conditions and after blocking of ditches to assess the impact … read more

Lithuanian sites are ready for monitoring

Restoration of damaged mire habitats is one of the most important objectives of the LIFE Peat Restore project. With such an objective, several preparatory actions must be carried out before implementing active nature management; chief among them is the preparation and approval of technical and management plans. Currently, almost all nature management and technical plans … read more