The study tour took part from 12th to 17 of May for 5 days totally. 11 persons took part in the study tour representing the coordinating and associated beneficiaries and other institutions and other organisations, which are related to conservation issues of Aukštumala.
The program focused on experience in restoration techniques used in raised bogs in UK. Therefore 8 different sites were selected to showcase the examples. The program for study tour was prepared and accompanied by Frank Mawby, the Wildlife Trust Cumbria and his wife Sheila Mawby, and Alasdair Brock, the Natural England, and also managers of the sites met us during the visit.
The 9th International European Conference on Ecological restoration (SER 2014) was held in Oulu, Finland in 2014, August 3-8. There were almost 400 attendees from 35 countries.
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals and partner organizations from around the world. Founded in 1987, SER now has members and partners in more than 60 nations.
Roller (Coracias garrulus)
At the end of June 2014 roller (Coracias garrulus) has been observed in the eastern part of Aukštumala raised bog. This bird species became very rare in Lithuania during the last decades. According to the latest data, now only 9 – 20 pairs are breeding in Lithuania. In the Klaipėda district roller was last seen in 1996 in Rugaliai settlement, which is not far from the Aukštumala raised bog. It is considered that rollers do not breed in the western part of Lithuania anymore.
In 26 th of June in Žuvintas biosphere reserve meeting of wetland restoration projects employers financed by Life+ program took place. Participants from Žuvintas biosphere reserve and Marijampolė state forestry enterprise shared the experience about the recreation of hydrological regime in Amalvas and Žuvintas wetlands. The aims of these projects are very similar to the one in Aukštumala.
In 11-13th June, 2014 Lithuanian Fund for Nature organized international Workshop
to share best practices in restoring bogs. The workshop took place in Šilutė district. About 50 environmentalists from Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Russia and Lithuania took part in this event.
we are sincerely waiting you in the International Workshop
“Best experiences in conservation and restoration of habitats in raised bogs and mires:
exchange of knowledge transfer to Aukstumala Raised Bog”,
11-13th June, 2014 in Šilutė, Lithuania.
The Lithuanian Fund for Nature welcome inviting you to the Workshop
BEST EXPERIENCES IN CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF HABITATS
IN RAISED BOGS AND MIRES
EXCHANGE OF KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER TO AUKSTUMALA RAISED BOG
to be held on 11–13 June, 2014 in Šilutė, Lithuania