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Nature Census
European Union Cohesion Fund projecet
 
 





Preconditions for better biodiversity preservation and ecosystem protection in Latvia
jeb "Nature Census"
5.4.2.1/16/I/001
 

CONTACT DETAILS

Project Manager: Ms. Irisa Mukāne
E-mail: irisa.mukane(at)daba.gov.lv
Phone: +371 26 107 005
 
Project Manager Assistant: Ms. Ilze Reinika
E-mail: ilze.reinika(at)daba.gov.lv
Phone: +371 27 858 275
 
Project Financial Officer: Ms. Santa Mince
E-mail: santa.mince(at)daba.gov.lv
 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION


ISSUES ADDRESSED
# biodiversity protection and enhancement;
# nature protection;
# green infrastructure.
 
GOAL
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)
  1. 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”.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Special protected habitat of European Union importance territorial distribution and quality awareness data digitalization, environmental data system technical improvement for data digitalization and storing.
 
EXPECTED RESULTS
  • 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.
     
 
 

BENEFICIARIES

Nature Conversation Agency (Latvia)
Baznīcas iela 7, Sigulda, Siguldas novads, Latvija, LV-2150.
E-mail: daba(at)daba.gov.lv
Web site: www.daba.gov.lv
 

ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

REFERENCE
5.4.2.1/16/I/001
DURATION
03/11/2016. - 02.06.2023. Habitat distribution and quality determination – at the latest 31.12.2019.
TOTAL BUDGET
9 500 000,00 EUR
SUBSTANTIATION OF FUNDING
Operational Programme "Growth and Employment" 5.4.2. specific support target to ensure development of a control system for environmental monitoring and timely prevention of environmental risks, and to promote green awareness 5.4.2.1. event Preconditions for the biodiversity preservation and ecosystem protection.
EU CONTRIBUTION
85% (8 075 000,00 EUR) funded by the European Union Cohesion Fund
CONTRIBUTION
15% (1 425 000,00 EUR) State budget
PROJECT LOCATION
Entire territory of Latvia
ACRONYM Nature Census
PROJECT WEB SITE
www.skaitamdabu.gov.lv

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