The aim of the project was to organise at least 20 regional seminars all over Latvia for information and education on Lesser spotted eagle conservation issues for stakeholders, working with forestry, farming and nature protection issues.
At the beginning of 2021 there had been 10 seminars for forest owners. Due to COVID restrictions seminars for farmers have not been organised. It is planned to orgenise them until September 2021.
Project partner RUCKA (formerly ELM Media) has produced a documentary about Lesser spotted eagle species, ecology and protection issues. The film was launched in May 2021 in streaming service LMT Straume, LMT Viedtelevīzija. It will be also distributed to schools, municipalities, nature conservation organisation etc.
There have been produced and published several short videos about different aspects of lesser spotted eagle protection. The videos are available on website www.mazaiserglis.lv and in the YouTube channel of Latvian Fund for Nature.
A short educational video about lesser spotted eagle friendly agriculture and forestry has been produced and distributed via social media and on website www.mazaiserglis.lv, as well as YouTube channel of Latvian Fund for Nature.
Until May 2021 there have been 216 publications in media, radio news and stories and TV stories about Lesser spotted eagle ecology, conservation issues and project activities.
Examples of publications (in Latvian):
An ambitous new project started for lesser spotted eagle protection. Internet portal www.tvnet.lv, 23.05.17.
An ambitous project for lesser spotted eagle protection. Latvian National TV, daily news. 02.07.17.
Latvia, the country of lesser spotted eagles, experiences decrease of population of these birds. LSM.lv, internet portal of Latvian public media. 12.11.17.
This spring webcams installed at the nest of lesser spotted eagle in Zemgale for the first time. Internet portal Delfi.lv, 06.04.18.
Latvia - the center of population of lesser spotted eagles; 10% of nests impacted by forestry. Internet portal Delfi.lv, 29.11.18.
A great year for ornithologists: 177 nests of lesser spotted eagle found in Latvia. Internet portal la.lv, 28.11.18.
State forest service decision about microreserves – illegal. Internet portal lsm.lv 26.02.2020.
A new documentary about lesser spotted eagle produced. Internet portal delfi.lv, 07.05.21
This webpage was launched on June 2017 in Latvian and English and is updated on regular basis.
Two webcams of lesser spotted eagle nests have been broadcasted since 2018. The broadcasts are available on www.mazaiserglis.lv and LFN YouTube channel.
Three information boards will be set up in Nature park “Kuja” and two ir Natura 2000 site “Lubāna mitrājs”.