# biodiversity protection and enhancement;
# nature protection;
# green infrastructure.
Preparation of preconditions for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem protection by identifying specially protected habitats of European Union importance (hereinafter –protected habitats of EU importance) distribution and quality, analyzing acquired basic information.
To elaborate twenty specially protected natural territories (hereinafter - SPTN) management plans and five specially protected species protection plans (hereinafter - the species protection plans).
PROJECT MAIN TASKS (ACTIVITIES)
- Development of management plans for specially protected natural territories, that included in the special areas of requiring conservation plans in accordance with the Regulations of Cabinet of Ministers No 686 on October 9, 2007 “Regulations on drafting the nature protection plans for specially protected natural territories”.
- Special protected habitats of European Union importance distribution and quality identification (including expert briefing on protected habitat inventory) informing of local governments and landowners, entering data into natural data management system according to the protected habitats distribution and quality awareness and work organization methodology being developed by the Environmental Protection and regional development Ministry and published on its Web site.
- Protected habitat of European Union importance distribution and quality awareness under protected habitat distribution and quality examination, work organization methodology prepared by the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry, information analysis and comprehensive assessment of the habitat territorial distribution and quality in the country.
- Special protected habitat of European Union importance territorial distribution and quality awareness data digitalization, environmental data system technical improvement for data digitalization and storing.
- Accurate basic information and cartographic data about special protected habitat of European Union importance and their Latvia-wide status assessment.
- Developing at least 5 species protection plans and 20 SPTN management plans.
- Gathered data will be entered into OAK environmental data management system compatible with the State united geospatial information portal (www.geolatvija.lv) and will be accessible to public as well as the data will be compatible with other data information systems in accordance with the procedures laid down in laws and regulations.
- Data summarization, basic information assessment and in-depth analysis.
- Up-to-date habitat mapping will be usable for scientific basis preparation improving Natura 2000 network and its efficiency in ensuring species and habitat conservation.
- Environmental protection plans and consequential functional zoning differentiating of protection and management regimes, can facilitate economic activities in the SPTN areas.