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 Sixth Meeting of the Project's Steering Group 09/05/2013 15:41


10.30 Tour trough the EK LIFE Project’s exposition in Plant Conservation Day

11.00 Opening of the steering group meeting – representative from The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development;

11.10 An overview of the results of the LIFE project "Restoration of Raised Bog Habitats in the Especially Protected Nature Areas of Latvia" - Dr. biol. Māra Pakalne, University of Latvia, Botanical Garden, the project manager. 

11.30 Public awareness activities – Līga Strazdiņa, University of Latvia, Botanical Garden, information coordinator.

11.45 Overview of the project finances – Aivars Slišāns, University of Latvia, Botanical Garden, the project assistant;

12.00 Premiere of the project documentary film „Mires Uncovered” – Ieva and Kaspars Goba, film production company ELM MEDIA;

12.30 Discussions and coffee;


University of Latvia, Botanical Garden, Kandavas str. 2, Riga, LV 1983;

Project Manager: Dr. Biol. Māra Pakalne, e-mail:, tālr. 29511001.


Author: Gunārs Balodis
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Creation of film "Mires Uncovered"
Author: Gunārs Balodis


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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.