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Project consultative working group meeting

Relizei 6.02.2018The Riga City Council City Development Department held a meeting of project LIFE CoHaBit Consultative Working Group in which the project partners and the parties involved, including LLC “Riga Forests” and JSC “Latvia’s State Forests”, discussed the planned protective measures for the European Union protected biotopes – wooded dunes and grey dunes within the framework of the project in the territory of Nature Park “Piejūra”. Experience was exchanged in respect to improvement measures that can be implemented for the biotopes and the habitats of their species, as well as in respect the measures necessary for their protection.


The meeting was mainly focused on the experience and conclusions of the representatives of LTD “Riga Forests” and JSC “Latvia’s State Forests” regarding informing the public about forest maintenance campaigns. Also, the Nature Conservation Agency presented information about their experience in counting visitors at nature objects.

The local government of the Carnikava Municipality, together with the Riga City Council City Development Department, the Association “Baltic Coasts” and the Nature Conservation Agency, are implementing the LIFE Programme project “LIFE CoHaBit – Coastal Habitat Conservation in Nature Park “Piejūra””.

The aim of the project is to reduce the effects of anthropogenic loads, restore the rich coastal biotopes and to promote sustainable management in Nature Park “Piejūra”.

To this date, already 3 good tasks have been completed:

An assessment of the current state of Nature Park “Piejūra” has been made, and a set of measures have been defined for the purpose of protecting and conserving the biotopes and species significant at the level of the European Union, as well as for the purpose of reducing the anthropogenic loads. Currently, thanks to cooperation between the project team and the local interested persons, a specially protected seaside grassland biotope has been restored in Vakarbulli; therefore, the growth conditions for the following rare and specially protected European and Latvian plant species have been improved: the strawberry clover (Trifolium fragiferum), the thrift or sea pink (Armeria maritima), the marsh angelica (Angelica palustris).

In order to mitigate the consequences of the impact of anthropogenic loads, in the near future construction projects will be developed for improving the facilities of the park, by planning the construction of a pathway, car parking lot and recreational area and the installation border signs, wooden barriers, information boards, toilets, and bicycle parking spots.

A socio-economic assessment of the Nature Park has been made - find it on the project website www.dabasparkspiejura.lv !

And very soon, at the end of the year, we will meet again on new and comfortable park pathways with the aim to appreciate, preserve and conserve!

Project LIFE CoHaBit (No. LIFE15 NAT/LV/000900) “Coastal Habitat Conservation in Nature Park “Piejūra”” is being realized within the framework of the European Commission LIFE Programme funding. Co-funding is provided by the Administration of the Latvian Environmental Protection Fund and the following project partners: the Local Government of Carnikava Municipality, Riga City Council City Development Department, Nature Conservation Agency and Association “Baltic Coasts”.

More information:

Prepared by: Laura Veinberga

Riga City Council City Development Department

Project Management Board

Project Division

LIFE CoHaBit Project Manager – spatial planning and environmental expert

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Project Co-Financed By

Administration of Latvian Environmental Protection Fund 200


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