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Wetlands for Nature and People

Last changes: 2019-08-22

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Management and supervision

Coordinating beneficiary: Nature Conservation Agency

Nature Conservation Agency is a subordinated agency of Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, which ensures implementation of unified nature protection policy and promotes effective management and supervision of protected nature areas in Latvia.
Coordination of the project is carried out by Pierīga Regional Administration of Nature Conservation Agency. It is responsible for overall progress of the project and involved in implementation or supervision of all project activities. 
 
Partner: Institute for Environmental Solutions

Institute for Environmental Solutions is a scientific public benefit organization, that focuses on the research and development of the use of the airborne remote sensing tehnologies for environmental assessments and the management of natural resources.
Institute for Environmental Solutions will carry out survey of drainage systems (action A.1), prepare 3D models of project sites for hydrology modelling and develop hydrology restoration programme (A.2), will carry out supervision of changes in water tables during restoration works using elaborated hydrological models (C.1, C.2.1, C.2.2) and will monitor efectivity of restoration measures (E.6).

Partner: Latvian Fund for Nature
 
Latvian Fund for Nature is a non-governmental nature conservation organisation, devoted to the research and protection of rare and disappearing species and valuable natural territories and habitats.
Latvian Fund for Nature will carry out survey of habitats of EU importance and evaluate impact of drainage and beaver activity on these habitats (action A.1), will engage in elaboration of hydrology restoration programme (A.2), will provide expert consultations during the wetland restoration works (C.2.1 and C.2.2), will engage in preparation of information for information boards and signs (D.2) and published report on hydrological restoration planning and implementation (D.5).  
 
Partner: Elm Media
Elm Media is an association of documentary film and photography, that develops documentaries about nature, society and history.
Elm Media will film surveys of the project sites and wetland restoration works and produce three short films about restoration of the natural hydrological regime in raised bog, floodplain meadows, and wet forests. Elm Media will also prepare an interactive permanent exhibition about the project restoration activities, that will be available to the visitors in information centre of Kemeri National Park (action D.4).
 
Steering Group
The project will be controlled and advised by representatives from Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Municipalities of Engure, Tukums and Jelgava, State Forest Service and local inhabitants including non-governmental organizations in ĶNP and hunters’ associations. At least five meetings of the advisory board are planned.
 
Funding: EU LIFE Programme
EU LIFE Programme – EU's financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU. LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity co-finances innovative and demonstration projects that are aimed at implementation of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives and development of Natura 2000 network.
EU LIFE Programme is co-financing 72,87% of the project costs.
 
Co-funding: Latvian Environmental Protection Fund

Latvian Environmental Protection Fund ensures financial support for the implementation of environmental protection measures and projects in Latvia.
Latvian Environmental Protection Fund is co-financing 22,31% of the project costs.
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