Tag: wetlands

  • ALFAwetlands conference day 1: Excursion to the Hungarian side of the lake

    ALFAwetlands conference day 1: Excursion to the Hungarian side of the lake

    The ALFAwetlands conference was kicked off with a day outside, featuring an excursion to the Hungarian side of the Neusiedler lake and ALFAwetlands Austrian-Hungarian Living Laboratory. First, all the partners were welcomed by the National Park Neusiedler See Seewinkel, represented by Arno Cimadom, who shared many interesting facts about the natural dynamics and biodiversity of…

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  • Meet ALFAwetlands partner: Finnish Meteorological Institute

    Meet ALFAwetlands partner: Finnish Meteorological Institute

    We are continuing introducing ALFAwetlands partners. One of them is Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). Tuula Alto, FMI team leader, has prepared this post, we are sharing with you. Please also read: Young researchers’ introduction – Ville Tuominen About FMI FMI is a research and service organization under the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland.…

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  • Peatlands restoration in Western Czechia

    Peatlands restoration in Western Czechia

    ALFAwetlands continues sharing knowledge, gained by our expert, Vlado Vancura, who had joint synergy meetings and the study tour to wetlands restoration practices in Czech Republic. In the last decade, Western Bohemia in Czech Republic has already gained rich experience with the restoration of peatlands. Good examples of such a process are the restoration of…

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  • Peat bogs revitalization and restoration

    Peat bogs revitalization and restoration

    More than 9,000 years ago, extensive peatlands were formed along the line of the Ore Mountains, located on the modern territory of Czech Republic. Natural feature, which was heavily damaged by peat extraction and drainage for centuries, is now an endangered habitat. These areas were declared on both sides of the border: on Czech and…

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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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  • Happy World Wetlands Day!

    Happy World Wetlands Day!

    The first World Wetlands Day was celebrated on 02 of February in 1997. Since then, this day aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet. This day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar.…

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  • Michael Succow Foundation

    Michael Succow Foundation

    One of the ALFAwetlands partners from Germany is the Michael Succow Foundation. In 1999 Michael Succow founded this foundation with the prize money of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, awarded to him in 1997. It is one of the first non-profit nature conservation foundations in the new German states.…

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  • Öland Island

    Öland Island

    One of the ALFAwetlands Living Labs is located in Sweden on the Öland island. Öland Island is a captivating island located on the South-Eastern coast of Sweden. Known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage, Öland attracts visitors from around the world. Spanning approximately 137 kilometres in length, it is the second-largest island in Sweden.…

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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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