Submitted by: Development Agency of Vestiena Protected Landscape Area
Implemented country: Latvia
Title: Improvement of habitat management in Latvia
The project site is a specially protected, very valuable nature reserve (Natura 2000 site) due to its existing biodiversity and its tourism. The project pursues the following goals: 1) development of environmental management plans and creation of a geo-information system (GIS) database; 2) restoration of biotopes; 3) education of property owners; 4) public consciousness-building for nature conservation. Project partner are five city managements, the nature conservation authority, and the association Latvia State Forest. The project aims to achieve the following results: learning of management techniques, restoration of habitats, restriction of environmentally damaging species, and creation of public awareness.