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 in foliage, still fills every time it rains. Furrows reveal […]

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 […]

From 4 to 15 June, the Estonian Fund for Nature organised the largest ever capercaillie survey in the history of Estonia in the forests around the bogs in Virumaa and Soomaa. 200 volunteers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Latvia, Belarus, and Estonia covered more than 4500 kilometres on foot in the forests in search for […]

An archaeological survey plan was compiled for restoration areas. For getting overview of the archaeological potential of the areas geographical and geological information was used together with distribution maps of known monuments were used. Of main interest were islamds of mineral soil, some of which had been islandson lakes thousands of years and others could have been […]

In June, 2016, we expect help from volunteers in order to count Capercaillie in restoration areas. Persons interested are welcomed to join the holiday arranged in partnership with Community Interest Company EuCAN. Relevant information is available at:

We are delighted to see you in the project web site which was opened on 15th of January 2016.