DENOFLIT - Inventory of marine species and habitats for development of NATURA 2000 network in the offshore waters of Lithuania (LIFE09 NAT/LT/000234)

LIFE09 NAT/LT/000234

The LIFE project aims to conduct inventories of marine species and habitats in the offshore waters of the Lithuanian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and designate Natura 2000 areas selected during site evaluation. Specifically, the project aims to:

Evaluate sites project areas in the offshore part of the Lithuanian EEZ with respect to habitat types and species listed in the Birds and Habitats Directives for designation of Natura 2000 areas;

Disseminate project results about marine values and conservation needs to multiple levels of users; and

Elaborate recommendations for adequate and efficient conservation of habitats and species in the offshore areas of the Lithuanian EEZ. 

Coordinator: Klaipeda University


Partners: Institute of Ecology - Vilnius University; Lithuanian State Centre for Pisciculture and Fishery; Research State service for Protected Areas under the Ministry of Environment; Lithuania Baltic Environment Forum;  Lithuanian Maritime Museum; Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania.