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Project steering committee meeting

The project “Conservation arrangments for Lesser spotted eagle in Latvia” will bring significant LIFE+ funds to our country, and is nationally significant for species conservation here. In order to successfully carry out the project, it is crucial to ensure the exchange of information and cooperation among project partners and the relevant state institutions. Therefore a project steering committee has been established. It includes representatives of Nature Conservation Agency, State Forest Service, Ministry for Nature protection and regional development of Latvia, Ministry of Agriculture of Latvia and State forest enterprise “Latvijas valsts meži”. 

In June 7, 2017 the first project steering committee meeting took place. The project partners presented the project goals, the planned activities and the course and status of their implementation. 

One of the project activities is to restore the lesser spotted eagle feeding habitats in Nature park “Kuja”. Currently the experts have identified the five potential restoration territories where works could be started. The next step here would be involvement of land owners and users, and also cooperation with Prauliena parish. 

In Grīvu sala – territory that is owned and managed by project partner SIA "Tīravoti” signficant infrastructure works are planned – the Soviet time drainage diches will be closed to restore the natural hydrolocical regime, and in order to do this, the preparation of technical projects has started. Also a new equipment is purchased and the owner plans to start purchase of Charole cattle that will be a part of the new grazing territories. 

The memebers of steering committee and the project partners discussed issues related to formation of microreserves.