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Mechanism for supporting good quality of open habitats in Nemunas Delta Regional Park

Lithuania

Project Facts

Project objective: Avoided fragmentation of ecosystems
Project promoter: Baltic Environmental Forum
Type of institution: Public benefit organization / Tax-exempt organization
Project number: LT03-0009
Target group(s): Civil servants/Public administration staff,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 322,352
Final project costs: € 303,938
From EEA Grants: € 232,512
The project is carried out in: Lithuania

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This is a project under the programme: Biodiversity and ecosystem services

Project partnership(s)

What will the partnership achieve?

Summary of project results

 

The aim of the project was to ensure the protection of species such as aquatic warbler, stulgys and corncrake and favorable conservation status of habitats needs. In order to achieve the aim the delay the mowing of wetlands and avoidness of intensive livestock grazing was necessary. The project promoter created a suitable maintenance mechanism for flooded grassland habitats, as well as encouraged local community members to contribute to the protection of bird species in conservation and observation locations. While implementing the project the local community was provided with special agricultural equipment necessary for late mowing of grass. Also information material about protected bird species, unique objects and sustainable farming according the needs of local community was created and spread for local comunity. Together with local community project promeoter organized nature festival "In the middle of the waters", during which foreign experts (project partners from Norway) shared their experiences about nature tourism development and economic benefits it can bring to the region. All these measures had a direct impact on an area of more than 790 hectares, and created proper conditions to protect bird species.

Bilateral results

 

The Norwegian partner Bioforsk participated in preparation of information for sociaty and activities for encouragement of local community members to contribute to the protection of bird species. Project partner shared their experience in promoting natural tourism territories in Norway, Russia and other countries. The partnership ensured high quality of the project and the dissemination of knowledge.

 


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