ALFAwetlands blog

  • Living lab site in French Pyrenees 

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    Living lab site in French Pyrenees 

    Bernadouze Peatland Living lab site Bernadouze Peatland is a part of the unique Europe wide Living labs network of ALFAWetlands project. It is nestled in the picturesque Pyrenees landscape of southwestern France. The area is a captivating natural gem that holds significant ecological value.  This area is a moss-covered wetland with diverse flora and fauna. […]

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  • Rampillon wetland

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    Rampillon wetland

    Wetland Rampillon is an important reminder of the critical role that wetlands play in supporting biodiversity, improving water quality, and providing essential ecosystem services. Vlado Vancura European Wilderness Society´s expert Help us to save wetlands! Stay tuned 📨

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  • Meet CNRS, ALFAwetlands French partner

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    Meet CNRS, ALFAwetlands French partner

    ALFAwetlands consists of an experts team from 14 organisations +1 affiliatedentity across 10 EU countries. One of them is the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), who had recently hosted ALFAwetlands Annual meeting in Toulouse. About CNRS CNRS is one of the most renowned public research organisations in the world. For more than 80 […]

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  • ALFAwetlands´ co-creation process

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    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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  • ALFAwetlands Annual Meeting

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    ALFAwetlands Annual Meeting

    From 8th till 12th of May ALFAwetlands Annual meeting took place in France. Main hosting partner was the French National Centre for Scientific Research, based in Toulouse. Beside Toulouse, partners also visited one of the ALFAwetlands Living Lab France sites -Rampillon, located close to Paris. Please also read: ALFAwetlands press release Meeting Agenda More than […]

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  • Wetlands in Europe at the dawn of history

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    Wetlands in Europe at the dawn of history

    Wetlands in Europe at the dawn of history used to be one of the dominant ecosystems. After the last glaciation retreated, they covered extensive areas and significantly contributed to maintaining of the continental water balance.  Wetlands already in the past were important source of the water that supported all forms of life. Even in last […]

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  • Wetlands restoration in Slovakia

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    Wetlands restoration in Slovakia

    Wetlands are important Wetlands are critical part of our natural environment. They are the vital link between land and water. They provide a huge benefit in sheltering important biodiversity and in addition, they also provide a wide range of benefits to people. In Slovakia the leading organization dealing for 25 years with wetlands restoration is NGO Broz (Bratislava […]

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  • Impacts of the EU’s proposed restoration regulation on habitat and peatland targets in Finland

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    Impacts of the EU’s proposed restoration regulation on habitat and peatland targets in Finland

    EU’s Nature Restoration Law proposal sets targets for restoration. Initial assessment of the potential impacts for Finland have been published by the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). Large-scale restoration mainly in wetlands, forests, and inland waters must be conducted to halt biodiversity loss. However, the state of the ecosystems and needed restoration actions are still […]

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  • Living Laboratories

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    Living Laboratories

    ALFAwetlands HORIZON project, supported by the European Union, is focusing on the various kind of peatlands, wetlands and floodplains across the Europe. The project is multinational and it includes 10 EU countries. The Living Laboratories (Living Labs) are fundamental for ALFAwetlands project. One of the ultimate goals of this project is to improve the geospatial knowledge base of wetlands.  Living […]

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  • A new wetlands National Park in Slovakia?

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    A new wetlands National Park in Slovakia?

    Podunajsko National Park  The new Podunajsko National Park would be the tenth national park on the Slovak Republic the territory. At the same time, it would be the only Slovak park located on the wetlands. Recently, a group of members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic came up with the initiative to create […]

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