Sügisene ülevaade: kuidas läheb töödega taastatavatel sooaladel?

Toimetame kuuel kaitsealusel sooalal, et sealseid kooslusi taastada. Anname all põgusa ülevaate sellest, kui kaugel oleme oma tegemistega erinevatel aladel.

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National Geographic writes about mire restoration in Estonia!

National Geographic: Tiny Country Cuts Carbon Emissions by Planting Bogs

What looks like a typical Northern European forest of scrubby Scotch pine, blueberry bushes, and ferns, about 15 miles inland from the Baltic Sea, turns out on closer inspection to be a peat bog—one that’s been drained and mined. A 10-foot-deep drainage ditch, now covered in foliage, still fills every time it rains. Furrows reveal where heavy equipment cut the peat into rectangular blocks, about the size of toaster ovens, which were dried and later burned in homes throughout the former Soviet Union.

Juri-Ott Salm wants to bring the wet bog back.

Read more from NG!

Gallery: field trip and conference in Latvia

A group of Estonians took part of the International Conference “Conservation and Management of Wetland Habitats” and field trips in Latvia that took place July 2017.

Here is a small gallery of the events by Marko Kohv :

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Find more pictures here: https://www.failiem.lv/u/hhrh9jzx#/

National Geographic: Tiny Country Cuts Carbon Emissions by Planting Bogs

National Geographic gives a brief overview on how the bogs are restored in Estonia. Read more HERE!

National Geographic: Tiny Country Cuts Carbon Emissions by Planting Bogs

What looks like a typical Northern European forest of scrubby Scotch pine, blueberry bushes, and ferns, about 15 miles inland from the Baltic Sea, turns out on closer inspection to be a peat bog—one that’s been drained and mined. A 10-foot-deep drainage ditch, now covered in foliage, still fills every time it rains. Furrows reveal where heavy equipment cut the peat into rectangular blocks, about the size of toaster ovens, which were dried and later burned in homes throughout the former Soviet Union.

Loe edasi!

Status of mires in European Red List of Habitats

Based on the first ever European Red List of Habitats review mires are amongst most threatened terrestrial and freshwater habitats.  The highest percentage of threatened types (categories Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable) was found amongst mires and bogs (85% in the EU28, 54% in the EU28+), followed by grasslands (53%, 49%), freshwater habitats (46%, 38%) and coastal habitats (45%, 43%). Just another reason to keep up restoring mires!