Capacity Building in Species monitoring

Project facts

Project promoter
The Environmental Protection Agency
Project Number:
LT03-0004
Target groups
Researchers or scientists
Status:
Completed
Initial project cost:
€585,000
Final project cost:
€528,748
From EEA Grants:
€ 449,436
The project is carried out in:
Lithuania

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Description

The project will help ensuring the proper management of Natura 2000 sites (Directives 92/43/EEC, 2009/147/EC and Commission Decision 2011/484/EU). This includes keeping conservation status of species of Community concern at favorable level. The information on current status of these species and possible threats to them is a vital element for the effective management of Natura 2000 sites, the scope of the species status monitoring development and the conservation measures planning and assessment. One of the main purposes of the project is to assess and forecast the changes in the state of the species of Community concern, and to evaluate the effects of natural and anthropogenic factors on them. The project will ensure the necessary data collection and conservation status evaluation for as many as 101 species of plant and wildlife species of Community concern. Also, at least 13 invasive alien plant and invertebrates ’species’, identified as having the highest impact potential on biodiversity, spread, main pathways and possible impact to species of Community concern will be assessed and prevention recommendations elaborated.

Summary of project results

Environmental Protection Agency implemented the project “Capacity Building in Species Monitoring”. The goals of this project were to form methodology background and collect data and other basic information, needed for the effective assessment of the plant and animal species Community concern, which require establishing of the Natura 2000 network territories. Project consisted of three parts. First part was implemented with the partner State Service for Protected Areas and was dedicated for the increased capacity of the protected areas administrations to evaluate state and the trends of the species with the European concern. The second part was implemented in collaboration with the Nature Research Center and was focused on collection and analyzing data on plant and animal species EC concern, their state and its change. The third was executed together with the Nature Research Center as well and it was designed to collect and analyze data on invasive alien species and prepare recommendations for their management. The project ensured the necessary data collection and conservation status evaluation for as many as 101 species of plant and wildlife species of Community concern. Also, at least 13 invasive alien plant and invertebrates ’species’, identified as having the highest impact potential on biodiversity, spread, main pathways and possible impact to species of Community concern were assessed and prevention recommendations elaborated. The data collected during the implementation of the project will serve as a basic information to assess and forecast the changes in the state of species in the future and the assessment if the actions performed concerned the natural habitats and protection of the wild fauna and flora (by the EU Directives 2009/147/EC and 92/43/EEC) are effective.

Summary of bilateral results