Integrated planning tool to ensure viability of grasslands (LIFE Viva Grass)
Project no.: LIFE13 ENV/LT/000189
Duration: June 2014 – November 2018
Partners: Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania; Pavilniai and Verkiai Regional Park; Dubysa Regional Park; Silute District Municipality; JSC Hnit-Baltic; Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia; University of Latvia; Municipality of Cesis; SOVITES Farm; Otras Majas; Institute for Environmental Solutions; Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia; Estonian University of Life Sciences; Municipality of Lümanda; Kurese Nature Farm
Financiers: EU LIFE+ Programme and Estonian Environmental Investment Centre
Project aims to support maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem services provided by grasslands, through encouraging ecosystem-based approach to planning and economically viable grassland management. It shall demonstrate opportunities for multi-functional use of grasslands as basis for sustainability of rural areas and stimulus for local economies.
With the help of the project we will increase effectiveness of natural and semi-natural grassland management by contributing to strategic planning processes in delivering an Integrated Planning Tool for sustainable grassland management. The Integrated planning tool will strengthen linkage among social, economic, environmental and agricultural policies. Also, project will implement business catalytic activities and elaborate business development scenarios that might function as background for investment plans.
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Nature conservation and biodiversity