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.

First Project Seminar - Introduction to the Project 06/05/2010 00:00

On March 29th the project was presented in Viesīte Municipality House. 26 persons were present.

The project leader Māra Pakalne introduced everyone with the project "Restoration of Raised Bog Habitats in the Especially Protected Nature Areas of Latvia" financed by EC LIFE+ Program. After short presentation she showed a film „Life in the Bog". After that the presentation about the Project was continued. Pakalne told about planned activities during the Project. Afterwards a presentation about planned activities in public awareness was presented by Daiga Brakmane. Then everyone was invited to watch a film „The Story about Bogs" made by ELM MEDIA.


In the end of the seminar Vija Buša from the Ministry of Enviroment, the Nature Protection Board Teici Nature Reserve Director Juris Jātnieks and Viesīte local representative Inese Vītola wished the project luck and encouraged to prepare more projects like this.

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Project Summary
Author: Daiga Brakmane
Author: Māra Pakalne
Project Presentation
Author: Māra Pakalne

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Informative Seminar



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.