Restoring nature on land and sea would have huge benefits for people’s health and well-being and help tackle the biodiversity and climate crises. A  publication  launched today by WWF brings this to life through a collection of real-world examples. These stories will be given the spotlight later today at a  high-level virtual event  joined by Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for […]

At the end of January and in the beginning of February, tour guides are organising a number of hikes in Estonia, many of which lead to internationally important wetlands, also known as Ramsar areas. The hikes will mark Wetlands Day with the aim of highlighting the importance of these natural biotic communities for the environment, […]

The team of the LIFE Mires Estoniahas the pleasure and honour to report that the president of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid and her staff found an opportunity to visit the mires being restored on the initiative of the Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF), and the recently completed Tudu educational trail. If one were to set up […]

Text: Triin Leetmaa, Urmas Sellis, Andres Kalamees Photos: Fleur, Elina Mélet-Garel, Andres Kalamees, Urmas Sellis livestream | news | forum The Capercaillie lek camera was installed in cooperation between Eagle Club and Birdlife Estonia in Lääne-Virumaa Tudusoo SPA. Nine displaying male capercaillies were counted in this lek in 2019. Hopefully, we will be able to verify that […]

In September 2019, LIFE for MIRES Czech Republic team visited two affiliated LIFE teams, engaged in mire restoration in Estonia and Latvia. There were lots of topics to be discussed and treated, like mutual presentation of restoration methods applied respectively and effective public communication.

This summer an article about amphibians’ reproduction sites in protected sites and commercial forests, where the authors also used data from the Estonian Fund for Nature mire restoration project sites was published. The authors of the article “Amphibians in drained forest landscapes: Conservation opportunities for commercial forests and protected sites” are Liina Remm, Maarja Vaikre, Riinu Rannap and […]

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a powerful greenhouse gas and the main driver of stratospheric ozone depletion. Since soils are the largest source of N2O, predicting soil response to changes in climate or land use is central to understanding and managing N2O. Here we find that N2O flux can be predicted by models incorporating soil nitrate […]

National Geographic: Tiny Country Cuts Carbon Emissions by Planting Bogs TUDU, ESTONIA 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 […]

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 :     Find more pictures here:

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