Bringing neighbours closer
Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!About the programme
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Sticking to the swamps …
Wetlands provide shelter for many protected plants and animals, as well as valuable ecosystems that act as a sponge and reduce the risk of flooding. Wetlands are places where you can enjoy unusual landscapes, the heady scent of pity or flowering heather, berry picking or collecting herbs. Unfortunately, the protected wetlands of Latvia and Lithuania are threatened by trees and shrubs that are rapidly conquering them.
The Latvian-Lithuanian cross-border co-operation project OPEN LANDSCAPE has been an excellent platform for co-operation between Latvian and Lithuanian scientists, municipalities, non-governmental organizations and responsible state institutions wishing to pay attention to wetland protection and care for their natural values.
The aim of the project: to develop a common methodology for the management of wetlands in the Latvian-Lithuanian border region.
A two day conference was organised in the municipality of Preiļi, to discuss the results of the project and to exchange scientific information. A three-day tour of the protected natural areas of Latvia and Lithuania was organized. Expert meetings were held in Dusetos (Lithuania), seminars for municipal professionals and residents in the Aizdumblė swamp nature reserve of Elkšnis and Viesīte municipality, as well as in the Pelēči and Pelēči Lake Swamp Nature Reserve, Preiļi Municipality (Latvia), Sarto and Biržai Regional Parks (Lithuania).
Educational corner in Viesite municipalit is establihed. It is for strengthening capacity of municipality in public awareness and dissemination of knowledge of management of open wetland habitats. PP6 participated in implementation of management measures according prepared management plan for Supes purvs, but some good practices of management of wetlands in Viesite municipality as well as all other outcomes and results of project activities are presented in Educational corner. All the equipment purchased by PP6 is placed in the municipality of Viesite in Educational corner and serve for strengthening capacity of municipality in public awareness and dissemination of knowledge of management of open wetland habitats. Nature management plan is prepared for Supes purvs which is situated in Viesite municipality (territory of PP6) thus all the equipment are related with such activities: A.T1.1, A.T1.3, A.T2.2, A.T2.4. In the planning documents it is defined that Viesite municipality territory is one of the greenest territories in Latvia. The project plays very important role for education of society members, for provision of visual material to raise environment friendly approach for all stakeholders as well as general public, land owners, specialists, entrepreneurs, teachers and pupils. Personal computer with software is in the Educational corner in the building of the administrative centre. All information and materials produced by the project are available.
Address of Green corner: Brivibas str.10, Viesite, Viesites novads, LV-5237
Supe swamp nature reserve – 5 hectares
Pelēči Lake Wetlands Nature Reserve – 5 hectares
Aizdumblė swamp in nature reserve – 1 hectare
Sartu regional park in three different swamps 4.6 hectares
In Biržai Regional Park in four different swamps 3.36 hectares.
Project total budget: EUR 374 367,80
Co-financing of the European Regional Development Fund : EUR 318 212,63
Project duration time: 03/03/2018-04-02
More information: www.latlit.eu
Report on open wetland habitats diversity, distribution and status assessment in LT and
LV have been prepared separately in national languages with common extended summary in
Two nature management plans for Natura 2000 sites have been prepared.
Dabas aizsardzības pārvalde
Report on methods of open wetland habitats mapping have been prepared.
Two reports (one for small plots in private land, another – large plots in state land) on
management tools, measures and systems of wetland habitats included information from
Latvia and Lithuania.
Manual on wetland management practices includes information from Latvia and
Lithuania, this document produced in two languages – Latvian and Lithuanian with extended
summary and recommendation sections in English.
Methodology on long-term monitoring of restoration and management success have
been developed in three languages (LV, LT and ENG).
Final project document
Information about project outputs related with project events, exchange of experience as
well as public awareness and education is provided on project partners’ websites:
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Last updated: 07.12.2023 11:05