Tag: wetlands

  • 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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  • Wetlands in the Czech Republic

    Wetlands in the Czech Republic

    Wetlands in the Czech Republic have a significant ecological importance. They are playing a vital role in supporting biodiversity and providing essential ecosystem services. These wetland areas, located throughout the country, encompass diverse habitats such as marshes, bogs, floodplains, and peatlands. Breeding and stopover sites The Czech Republic’s wetlands serve as crucial breeding and stopover…

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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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  • Living lab site – the Nature Reserve Confluent

    Living lab site – the Nature Reserve Confluent

    ALFAwetlands Living lab France consists of several sites, one of them is Living Lab site Toulouse or Confluent. Please also read: Living Lab site in French Pyrenees Introduction Small man-managed wetlands are scattered throughout the picturesque landscape of France. These wet areas contribute to the country’s natural beauty and ecological diversity. These wetlands, serve as…

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  • Living lab site in French Pyrenees 

    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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