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.

The Final Seminar of Project ‘Raised Bogs’ 14/08/2013 22:43

On August 13, the final seminar of Project „Raised Bogs” took place in Old Riga. This was the last official meeting between the Project team and experts, partners, co-financiers and other people interested about bogs.


Introduction given by project manager Māra Pakalne
Author: Aivars Slišāns



Film director Kaspars Goba of documentary Secrets of Mires
Author: Aivars Slišāns


At the beginning, presentation was given by project manager dr.biol. Māra Pakalne. Participants were introduced to the main results achieved during three years in the four project sites – the Aizkraukle Mire and Forests, Melnais Lake Mire, Aklais Mire, Rožu Mire. The meeting was continued by film director Kaspars Goba from foundation ELM Media, and documentary ‘Secrets of Mires’ was demonstrated.


Dr.geogr. Laimdota Kalniņa explains mire origin
Author: Aivars Slišāns



Meaning of dendrochronological studies was explained by dr.biol. Iluta Dauškane
Author: Aivars Slišāns


After the official part of the seminar, in spite of the rain participants were invited to look at dams built on drainage ditches in Melnais Lake Mire. In addition, detailed information about origin and development of Mire was given by dr.geogr. Laimdota Kalniņa. The main results of dendrochronological research of pines and dwarf shrubs of Nature Reserve were explained by dr.biol. Iluta Dauškane. The excursion was concluded by project finance assistant and skillful photographer Aivars Slišāns who taught some tricks of macro-photography to participants. 


Tricks of macrophotography are given by Aivars Slišāns
Author: Ilze Priedniece



One of the project sites - the Melnais Lake Mire
Author: Ilze Priedniece


Attached images

Added galleries

FInal 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.