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Ziemeļvidzemes biosfēras rezervāts

The goal of the Biosphere Reserve in the national and international sense is to achieve a balance in the protection of natural diversity, promotion of economic development and preservation of cultural values. The Biosphere Reserve represents the internationally recognized terrestrial and Baltic coastal ecosystems of the temperate forest zone. In order to ensure the preservation of the landscape, ecosystems, species and genetic diversity of the territory and to promote sustainable economic development, the territory of the biosphere reserve is divided into functional zones (landscape protection zones and neutral zones).

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Management Category: Biosphere Reserve. Includes 25 nature reserves (AugstrozeBurgas pļavasBurtnieku ezera pļavasDūņezersDzērves purvs, Dziļezers un RiebezersKalna purvsKarateriKārķu purvsKlagatu purvsLimšānu purvs*LielpurvsMaizezersMērnieku dumbrājiNiedrāju–Pilkas purvsOleru purvsPirtsmeža purvs*Purgaiļu purvsRandu pļavasRūjas palieneSedas purvsUngurpils mežiVidusburtnieksVidzemes akmeņainā jūrmalaVitrupes ielejaZiemeļu purviZilaiskalns), 1 nature park (Salacas upes ieleja) un almost 2 protected marine territories (Ainaži-SalacgrīvaVitrupe-Tūja).
*Pēc 25.01.2011. (MK 25.01.2011. noteikumu Nr.82 redakcijā) iekļauts dabas lieguma "Ziemeļu purvi" teritorijā.
Administrative Territory:  Salacgrīvas, Rūjienas, Alojas, Mazsalacas, Naukšēnu novads, daļa Limbažu, Burtnieku, Kocēnu, Strenču, Valkas novada.
Area: 475514 ha (457 708 hektāri sauszemes un 17 806 hektāri jūras akvatorijas).
Foundation Year: 1997
Management Authority: Nature Conservation Agency unit - Vidzeme Regional Administration.
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The North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve is the only such specially protected nature territory in Latvia. It is a large area where internationally important natural and landscape values ​​are preserved by ensuring sustainable social and economic development.

In order to radically improve the ecological situation in the Salaca river basin and the North Vidzeme coast of the Gulf of Riga, as well as to create preconditions for the organization of a biosphere reserve in this territory, 26.03.1990. The Council of Ministers adopted Decision No. 75 "On the Establishment of the North Vidzeme Regional Nature Protection Complex and Measures for the Organization of the Biosphere Reserve". The boundaries of the ZVRDAK territory are determined by the Salaca River and its catchment area, which is the most important salmon spawning ground on the eastern side of the Baltic Sea basin. Scientist A.Melluma, poet J.Peters and biologist I.Emsis took part in the establishment of ZVRDAK.

1997 On December 11, the Saeima passed a law on the North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve (ZBR).

On 15 December 1997, it was recognized as a protected nature area of ​​international importance under the  UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB) .

A ZBR Advisory Council has been established to coordinate the activities of the Biosphere Reserve and to involve local governments and other interest groups. It consists of representatives of state institutions, local governments and non-governmental organizations.

On October 10, 2000, Cabinet Regulation No. 353 “Individual Protection and Use Regulations of the North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve” was adopted.

In 2008, SIA ELLE developed a Landscape Ecological Plan for the territory of the ZBR.

June 1, 2009 - ZBR administration was included in the Nature Protection Board as one of the structural units.

February 1, 2011 - by merging the administration of the ZBR and the administration of the Gauja National Park, the Vidzeme Regional Administration of the Nature Protection Board was established, which supervises the territory of the ZBR.

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