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Letònia

  1. 1. NATURE PROTECTION: SOLUTIONS IN LATVIA
  2. 2. A special presentation for School Partnership programme “Let’s do something for our planet!” made by Oskara Kalpaka Rudbarzu primary school Lyons, 2009
  3. 3. Here our pupils go for walking tour to investigate environment solutions at school and some other places of our Rudbarzi village
  4. 4. Here you see rubbish bins… The waste get out our school unsorted.
  5. 5. Dump to burn near garden
  6. 6. Try the game! http://www.atkritumi.lv/robis/
  7. 7. Garbage sorting Remains of building Honey wagon
  8. 8. This is link to the site what educate to manage waste http://www.atkritumi.lv
  9. 9. Landfill
  10. 10. Littering at forests…
  11. 11. Latvia is … alive
  12. 12. Altogether in Latvia there are 684 specially protected natural areas: 1 biosphere reserve, 4 national parks, 4 strict nature reserves, 9 areas of protected landscapes, 42 nature parks, 258 nature reserves , 221 geological and geomorphologic formations with protectable qualities, 89 dendrological planted areas, that makes 12% of the area of Latvia in total. The most of these protected areas are established as Natura 2000 – protection areas of European level. The small river Skervelis flows at nature reserve 10 km from our school
  13. 13. The most famous waterfall in Latvia. Here the Venta meets the area where hard dolomite rock is changed to softer sandstone by nature The biggest stone in Latvia The biggest cave in Latvia is done brought by glacier in period by small spring stream into russet when all territory of Latvia sandstone rock was ice-covered
  14. 14. Very old lime-tree at Valdemarpils The circuit of the biggest oak trunk is more than 10 m The biggest black alder in The circuit of the Latvia has found at Rudbarzi! biggest juniper Try the link! -tree trunk is 2,8 m http://www.dabasretumi.lv/Eindex.htm
  15. 15. In the Latvia (eastern part) live about 10 brown bears (Ursus arctos). But in territory of Latvia's north neighbor Estonia - 600! A trail of brown The Europe area bear in Latvia where brown bear lives
  16. 16. Wolves inhabiting Latvia belong to the Baltic population, which totals about 3600 individuals with uneven distribution. In Latvia, wolves are more The conservation objective is to common in the west, north maintain the Latvian wolf and east and rare population of least 300-500 in the central part of the individuals indefinitely in the country. The last official future ensuring continuous species census showed about 600 distribution in Latvia. And to individuals in total. maintain high environmental Here is a link to the site “Latvia's nature” if carrying capacity and natural you are interested in species of Latvia's nature! ecological functions of the species http://www.latvijasdaba.lv/ in the ecosystem.
  17. 17. The In Latvia, conservative lynx are objective is to more maintain the common in Latvian lynx its northern population of part. Year least 600-650 2006 official individuals statistics indefinitely in showed ca. the future. 900 individuals.
  18. 18. The Black stork (Ciconia nigra) is one of the nature conservation flagship species not only in Latvia but also across its entire range — in Europe, Asia and Africa. According to the population size evaluation carried out in early 1990-s there were about 900–1000 pairs of the Black stork nesting in Latvia, or approximately 10% of the known global population. The decrease of the nesting population in Latvia since the http://www.putni.lv/ early 1990-s was about 45% of Go to this link to know more about Latvia's its initial size. birds. On English pages you can found sound page where some birds songs is recorded by I.Folkmanis who live in Rudbarzi
  19. 19. Toads Bombina bombina is protected in Latvia alike some . other amphibious animal species. Tree frog was successfully reintroduced in Latvia near Rudbarzi.
  20. 20. Wild horses and European bison has settled to reintroduce at some areas in Latvia
  21. 21. On January, 2009 was opened the biggest biofuel manufacturing complex „Bio-Venta” Ltd in Latvia. Biofuel is renewable energy resource obtained from rape oil – a worthy alternative for fossil fuel. The total sum of investments in the building of factory is 85 million euro. The initial power will be 100 000 tons biofuel per year and more than 100 000 tons rape seeds will be processed each year.
  22. 22. Draft laws define that from January 1, 2011 the deposit system will be adapted for beverages with reusable and disposable packaging from glass, plastic and metal in Latvia. Law defines main requirements for deposit system implementation and adjusting as well as the duty for packagers, merchants and packaging reception centres to take part in this system. The consumer, who buys the goods in the deposit packaging, pays definite sum of money – the payment of deposit. By accepting back this packaging from the consumer the merchant or reception centre refunds the deposit sum.
  23. 23. On February, 2009 Latvia opened the first and only hazardous waste disposal site in Zebrene, Dobele region. The waste site is build according to laws and regulations of EU and Latvia and international experience. By considering the amount of hazardous waste flow in Latvia it is planned that the waste disposal in the site will be 9000 tons per year. Planned activity period for the site is approximately 20 years.
  24. 24. Draft laws define that in the forestry works used cutting tools should be oiled with bio oil. The aim is to decrease the soil, over ground and groundwater pollution and flora and fauna degradation created by the use of mineral oil use in forestry works. By cutting out 10 million cubic meters wood every year the consumption of mineral oil for motor saws in the forests of Latvia is about 2 million litres, creating the environment pollution with mineral oils and used oils which are even more dangerous. The research made in 2006 “Motor saw chain oils impact on environment in forests of Latvia” showed that the mineral oils used in motor saws have negative impact on environment and different species.

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