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.

Hydrological monitoring continues also during the winter 22/02/2013 22:30


Groundwater monitoring well in Melnais Lake Mire
Author: Persijs Ģederts


In the EC LIFE Project „Raised bogs” sites  - Melnais Lake Mire, Aizkraukle Mire, Aklais Mire and Rožu Mire hydrological studies and monitoring that was started in 2010 is continued. Twice per month the sites are visited to measure the groundwater level in the monitoring wells. 


Melnais Lake Mire in the winter
Author: Persijs Ģederts


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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



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

Project film "Mires Uncovered"