Pilot ecological network to be created in Southern Lithuania2011-09-19
A pilot ecological network is being created in
Ponds are dug, places suitable for laying turtle eggs are prepared and looked after, eggs are collected from nests in unsuitable places and baby turtles are grown, tree frogs are bred, environmentally-friendly agriculture is enhanced and other work is done in the course of development of the pilot ecological network. These actions are planned to be performed so as to ensure the protection of target species during restoration of their habitats, strengthening populations and providing better conditions for animals to move between breeding, feeding or wintering areas of utmost bio-ecological importance to create ecological corridors between protected areas. Present natural frame and Natura 2000 sites in
The project for the creation of the pilot ecological network in Southern Lithuania is implemented by the Lithuanian Fund for Nature in cooperation with associated partners: the Ministry of Environment,
According to Giedrė Godienė, Chief Specialist of the Landscape Division of the Protected Areas and Landscape Department of the Ministry of Environment, using methodical experience accumulated during practical work, it will be sought to establish criteria for the creation of the ecological network for the protection of biodiversity in entire . Educational material for schools is currently being prepared, areas are explored, land owners are asked for permission to restore habitats, European pond turtle breeding methods are tested, and a detailed project action plan and methodological guidance for the establishment of the ecological network are being prepared.
More detailed information on the project is available on the Internet at http://glis.lt/ekotinklas/index.php/lt or by phone at 231 0700, 266 3614.
Information of the Ministry of Environment, tel. 266 3660
19 September 2011