Baltic Aquatic Warbler - Securing Sustainable Farming to Ensure Conservation of Globally Threatened Bird Species in Agrarian Landscape

Photographer: Ž.Morkvėnas
LIFE09 NAT/LT/000233

The main project objective is to ensure the favourable conservation status of the aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola), which breeds in wet meadows and open fens dominated by sedge grasses. The project will also bring added value to the conservation of other rare species that breed in similar habitats, namely the great snipe (Galinago media) and corncrake (Crex crex). Conservation of the species will be achieved by: restoring important habitats; applying measures to ensure economic and social motivation to maintain management of important habitats in the long-term; applying demonstration measures to increase the area of suitable habitat; and raising awareness about conservation needs and initiatives as well as species ecology to increase public acceptance of the project.          

Coordinator: Public institution Baltic environmental forum


Partners: JSC Goldengrass; Latvian Fund for Nature; Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve Directorate; Kretinga State Forest Enterprise.