One of the largest bogs in the Baltics
In Teiči Reserve, it is like being in tundra – no matter where you look, you will see kilometres of swampy hollows grown with mosses and small birch and pine trees.
Post-ice age relict
In Latvia, the dwarf birch (Betula nana) is not only rare and protected, but also a relict - an ancient plant that has survived from the post-glacial period.
Students from Sweden visit North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve
Swedish students visit North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve within the study course „International Environmental issues” to get acquainted with biosphere rezerve, its management and all concept maintenance related issues.
Daugava – the river of Destiny
Daugava is the largest river in Latvia and also one of the most prominent national symbols. It is featured in legends and myths and is commonly called «mother Daugava» and «the river of Destiny».
Up to this day, scientists have not registered any Easter Rabbits in Latvia.
Land surrounding the coasts of the Sea of Latgale
The special charm of the Latgale region is the beautiful landscapes surrounded by lakes, forests and ancient hill forts. The diverse natural landscape and cultural heritage is the reason why in 2007, Raznas National Park was established in this
496 kilometres of coast
Out of the almost two thousand kilometres of land that outlines Latvia’s border some 496 kilometres is surrounded by the Baltic Sea.
White wagtail about one of the smallest animals of Latvia
The length of this small, squirrel-like animal is only 15-20 cm, including its lush, long tail. It weighs 30-40 grams, the rough equivalent to four 1 € coins.
White wagtail in Slītere National Park
Slitere National Park was established in 2000, although here in Northwest of Latvia it has existed under different names and areas of protection since as far back as 1923.
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