Bringing neighbours closer
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Project Duration: 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2022
Project ERDF Financing: 358 517.98 EUR
Project call: 3rd call
The project addresses management of natural and semi-natural ecosystems of urban wetlands in two neighbouring cross border areas – Daugavpils (Latvia) and Anykščiai (Lithuania). Both municipalities face lack of understanding of responsible institutions and inhabitants for importance of urban wetlands’ eco-system for natural balance. The project aims to develop the innovative integrated and efficient approach for joint cross-border management of urban wetlands. Two urban areas wetlands will be managed within the project – ponds in the territory of Latgale Zoo (Daugavpils, Latvia) and Green pond in Anykščiai (Lithuania). The biodiversity inventory is planned for both wetlands, common action plan will be created and will consist recommendations and measures for future preservation of urban wetlands. Both ponds and their surrounding areas will be cleaned from litter, overgrown plants (reeds and bushes) will be removed. It is expected that the cleaning of the ponds and their banks will give the impulse to wetlands’ nature to regenerate. To manage the flow of visitors and to reduce disturbance of the nature the paths and benches for visitors will be set up. Also, visitors will be able to observe the wetlands’ species remotely: outdoor cameras will be set up on the territories of wetlands and videos from both wetlands could be seen on-line and on the indoor screens in Latgale Zoo and Anykščiai Tourism and Business Information Center. Also, the visitors and all who are interested will be able to use information on both wetlands, what species live there, what are their roles in wetland bio-system, how should they be treated. User friendly the same information could be also uploaded on mobile devices, so specially developed mobile applications will be created. Both partners shall also organise environmental education activities for general public as children, pupils, students, nature lovers from different NGOs. joint lectures will be organised, e-catalogues will be created, video materials will be developed. Visitor counters will be set up at the entrances of Latgale Zoo and Anykščiai Green Pond area to monitor the amount of people entering the wetlands’ areas and prevent those from over-visiting. Besides, the security cameras to monitor the public order will be set up in Latgale Zoo and connected to Daugavpils city video surveillance system operated by municipal police. It is expected that after the project about 15 000 people each year will use the results of the project in Daugavpils and Anykščiai.
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Project’s results are implemented joint on-line management system, restored biodiversity of urban wetlands, decreased environmental risks, raised eco-awareness of inhabitants of cross-border region Latvia-Lithuania.
Last updated: 19.09.2020 17:01