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LIFE Peat Restore team presents the project in an international conference

LIFE15 CCM DE 000138 PR1LET 171031 On June 13–14, 2019, the Academic Centre for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia hosted an international conference organised by LIFE Restore project under LIFE Climate Action programme. The conference was dedicated to responsible and sustainable management of peatlands and attracted more than 150 participants from various organisations … read more

Klub Przyrodników and Lithuanian Fund for Nature are testing techniques of peat forming vegetation on bare peat surfaces and water bodies

On May 2019, LIFE Peat Restore presented a poster at the Annual Convention of the International Peatland Society, about specific peat forming vegetation techniques implemented on bare peat surfaces and water bodies. An important aspect of LIFE Peat Restore is to test various methods of establishing peat forming vegetation on peatland areas that have been … read more

Results of data collection in peatlands from Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Degraded peatlands, abandoned after exploitation, emit continuously and intensely; disproportionately more in comparison to the size of the area they occupy. In fact, undamaged peatlands store around 30 percent of the global carbon on only 3 percent of the land area. LIFE Peat Restore aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from degraded peatlands by … read more

Nature management in Pūsčia site was successfully implemented

Up until mid 20th century, Pūsčia was one of the largest natural raised bogs in the north-eastern part of Lithuania. However, in the 1970s industrial peat mining began and lasted 30 years. The dense network of drainage ditches built (total length of approximately 35 kilometres) dried up the area, resulting in unfavourable hydrological conditions. Unfortunately, … read more

International photo exhibition starts travelling through five countries

On March 8, 2019, an international transportable photo exhibition “Restoring peatlands for climate” will be opened in Riga, Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia. The exhibition was prepared by the LIFE Peat Restore project team in University of Latvia in close collaboration with LIFE Peat Restore partners in four other project countries, Estonia, Lithuania, … read more

Lithuania

Successful seminar in Lithuania will soon lead to first GHG balance scenarios

Lithuania

LIFE Peat Restore made great progress in 2018. Vegetation and hydrological monitoring has been established on all project sites, including the instalment of automatic water loggers and wells to measure water levels on monitoring plots. The data from monitoring is a key component for the calculations of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as the … read more

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