Habitat restoration works in Tyrai (Kliošiai landscape reserve) is ongoing. During this year, reeds were mowed once again. In part of the territory nationally protected … watch gallery
Within the project we continued to restore abandoned or rapidly deteriorating habitats. The total area of the project activity was over 20,000 hectares, which is similar to the total area of Lithuanian cities Kaunas and Panevėžys. In a large part of this territory (about 17,000 ha), the aim was to ensure an adequate level of water regulation (when dry – water in the meadows when wet through water – pumped water). In Lithuania a great deal of attention was concentrated on the Nemunas delta, where the regulation of the water was carried out. The water regulation took into account both the protection of the Aquatic warblers and the farmers (for example, favorable conditions for mowing meadows). A sluice was installed in Sysa polder. In Belarus, an innovative way of rebuilding habitats was tested – sedimentation of sedges in exploited peatland. Other habitat restoration measures applied are quite common in nature management – mainly removing of reed and scrub grown. These works are almost completed, only newly planned territories (11 ha) left to be restored in Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve during the extension of the project.
Habitat restoration in pictures
The photos show habitat restoration works, such as bush removal, reed mowing, that were carried out in the project territories in Lithuania – Tyrai (Kliošiai … watch gallery
During the project, the most important habitat of Aquatic warbler – Zvanets wetland in Belarus is being restored. In Zvanets wetland water level regulators are … watch gallery
Habitat restoration work is underway in the Dokudovskoje wetland in Belarus. It is intended to carry out an experiment when sedges are sown in the … watch gallery
Intensive work happened in Sysa polder during 2019. In the spring of 2020, the installation of a water regulator was completed here, this will help … watch gallery
In these pictures you can see the progress of habitat restoration work from winter of 2017 to spring of 2018.