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.

Aklais Mire and Rožu Mire Booklets /29/12/2011/


For Aklais Mire and Rožu Mire booklets are printed.

Melnais Lake Mire and Aizkraukle Mire and Forests Booklets /20/12/2011/


For Melnais Lake Mire and Aizkraukle Mire and Forests booklets are printed.

Aklais Mire in Autumn /06/12/2011/


On December 1st Project team visited Aklais Mire Nature Reserve.

Photo Exhibition "Secrets of Mires" in Jaunjelgavas library /05/12/2011/


Project's traveling photo exhibition "Secrest of Mires" from December 1st is in Jaunjelgava Library. It will be there till the end of 2011.

Planing to Re-establish Water Level in Melnais Lake Mire /29/11/2011/


Public Tender is organised by EC LIFE+ project "Raised Bogs" for making management actions in Melnais Lake Mire. Several sub-contractors are interested to take part in dam building.

Aizkraukle Mire Historical Names /17/11/2011/


During the preparation of Nature Management Plan for Aizkraukle Mire biologist Uvis Suško gathered historical names for mineral islands and other geographical places in mire.

In Rožu Mire /03/11/2011/


In the morning on October 26th project team visited bog during sun rise.

Raised Bog Exhibition "Secrets of Mires" in Jēkabpils Library /27/10/2011/


Photo exhibition "Secrets of Mires" is traveling around. It is made by Ogre Photo Club. From October 26th to November 26th it will be in Jēkabpils Library.

Secrets of Mires in Botanical Garden /03/10/2011/


From September 29th to October 24th - photo exhibition "Secrets of Mires" can be seen in Botanical Garden in Riga.

Stories about bogs for teachers, children and during Science Night /27/09/2011/


During last week several events where LIFE+ project "Raised Bogs" team was telling abot values of raised bogs. On September 22nd additional project seminar for teachers was held in Daudzese. On September 23rd - fourth seminar of the project "Education of schoolchildren on raised bog values" for schoolchildren. In the evening of September 23rd the Science Night took place in the Botanical Garden of University of Latvia.

Science Night in Latvia /21/09/2011/


September 23, 2011 in Latvia Science Night will be celebrated. In Botanical Garden of University of Latvia "Secrets of Mires" will be open.

Seminar for Teachers and Forth Project Seminar fof Schoolchildren in Daudzese Village /12/09/2011/


September 22nd and 23rd are dates for seminars for teachers and schoolchildren in Daudzese village. Seminar for schoolchildren is the fourth Project seminar "Education of schoolchildren on raised bog values".

Third Project Steering Group Meeting /07/09/2011/


Steering Group third meeting and opening of raised bog exhibition "Secrets of Mires" of the LIFE 08 NAT/LV/000449 EC LIFE project "Restoration of Raised Bog Habitats in the Especially Protected Nature Areas of Latvia" took place on September 6th in Botanical Garden of University of Latvia, 2 Kandavas Street, Riga.

Expierence in raised bog restoration in Estonia /03/09/2011/


In August, 2011 EC LIFE "Raised Bogs" team visited Estonia to rise knowledge about raised bog restoration in neighboring bogs.

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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

Project film "Mires Uncovered"




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