Aim of the project is to re-establish the active raised bog habitats and site hydrology in the areas that are influenced by drainage and to protect the raised bog habitats, plants and animals of European and Latvian importance.

Germans visiting Latvian Bogs 14/06/2011 10:55

"Wetlands in Latvia are fantastic!" These are words from wetland experts grom Lower Saxony in Germany after visiting Aizkraukle and Aklais Mire, Engure Lake Orchid Trail, Kemeri Bogs, Melnais Lake Mire and Teici Mire.


Melnais Lake Mire
Author: Aivars Slišāns


June 1st to 6th 13 bog specialists from Germany and Netherlands visited Latvian bogs and LIFE+ Project Raised Bogs team. The aim of this visit was to see project sites and other wetlands in Latvia. The specialists' team was leaded by Heinrich Belting.


Cena Mire
Voldemārs Spuņģis is showing insects
Author: Aivars Slišāns


Aizkraukle Mire and Forests
Author: Daiga Brakmane



Teici Strict Nature Reserve
Author: Daiga Brakmane


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Raised Bog Experts in Latvia



Finansed by

Raised Bogs – LIFE08 NAT/LV/000449

Project duration: 01.02.2010.- 31.08.2013.
Funding: European Commission LIFE+ programme
Beneficiary: University of Latvia
Partners: Latvian Fund for Nature, Foundation ELM MEDIA
Co-funding: Ministry of the Environment of Latvia, Ltd. Rīgas meži

Project film "Mires Uncovered"





Exhibition "Secrets of Mires" is traveling around! It is made by Ogre Photo Club.