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  • Wetlands restoration in Slavkovský les

    Wetlands restoration in Slavkovský les

    To learn about wetlands restoration practices and build ALFAwetlands synergies with other projects and initiatives, European Wilderness Society have visited various Czech Republic wetlands restoration sites. It was a part of the study tour, organised in October 2023 by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Carpathian Wetlands Initiative…

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  • ALFAwetlands Summary-2023 and Perspectives-2024

    ALFAwetlands Summary-2023 and Perspectives-2024

    In the year 2023 ALFAwetlands project had a great progress towards achieving its main goals, namely: improvement of the geospatial knowledge base of wetland, evaluation of pathways of wetland restorations and provision of information and indicators for sustainability to maximize climate change mitigation, biodiversity and other benefits.  During 2023 ALFAwetlands 14 +1 partners from 10…

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  • Living Lab Upper Peene Valley, Germany

    Living Lab Upper Peene Valley, Germany

    The Living Lab “Upper Peene Valley” is located in the north-easternmost federal state of Germany Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania. The River Peene gives the region its name, a river measuring 100km in length from its source at Lake Kummerow to its estuary at Szczecin Lagoon at the Polish-German border. The River Peene has an extremely small hydraulic…

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  • Enhancing European wetland knowledge for further decision-making, Part 2

    Enhancing European wetland knowledge for further decision-making, Part 2

    Sound wetland data development Sound wetland data development under ALFAwetlands Work Package 1 has been supported by the project partners running ALFAwetlands Living Labs. These wetlands catchments serve as examples of how geospatial data can be collected, processed and integrated to produce results that accelerate wetland and peatland restoration using available data, current knowledge and…

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  • Enhancing European wetland knowledge for further decision-making, Part 1

    Enhancing European wetland knowledge for further decision-making, Part 1

    ALFAwetlands Work Package 1 is led by the Michael Succow Foundation (MSF). The MSF is in charge of performing extensive data collection, mapping, and Earth Observations-based modelling of the current status of the European wetlands, taking into account different types of natural and wetlands and such under artificial used. Performance of these tasks together with…

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  • A field excursion to two different bogs – a glimpse of ALFAwetlands research in Finland

    A field excursion to two different bogs – a glimpse of ALFAwetlands research in Finland

    ALFAwetlands organised a field excurison to the project’s Living Lab site in early September as part of the IBRFA 2023 conference. The excursion was to Southern Finland, home to Finland’s oldest and deepest bogs.

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  • Citizen science helps monitor wetlands

    Citizen science helps monitor wetlands

    Citizen science can play an important role in supporting the research and monitoring of wetlands in Europe. Wetlands are vital ecosystems, but their conservation and management requires extensive data collection across diverse locations. Citizen science can provide a significant help in this process.  Please also read: Living Laboratories  What is citizen science Citizen science refers…

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  • Wetlands restoration in Portugal

    Wetlands restoration in Portugal

    Wetlands are very important for climate change mitigation, biodiversity as well as provide many other benefits. Wetlands restoration plays an important role in their preservation. Below you will find some experience from Portugal, discovered by ALFAwetlands experts. Wetlands restoration in Portugal is an important conservation initiative aiming at preserving and enhancing these valuable ecosystems. Wetlands…

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  • ALFAwetlands´ co-creation process

    ALFAwetlands´ co-creation process

    Recently, ALFAwetlands team made an additional important step to initiate knowledge co-creation processes in some of the Living Labs in ALFAwetlands. This is a part of establishing a solid fundament for building local, collective capacity to successfully implement wetland projects, across European cases and contexts.   The Co-creation and inclusive Wetlands restoration is the ALFAwetlands Work Package 2,…

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