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Žydrūnas Preikša, Žymantas Morkvėnas
Biebrza 2010
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New conservation perspectives
for the
Aquatic
Warblers
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Lithuania
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Latvia
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• Stable
population
for last
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years –
around 150
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singing males, but big decrease since 1995.
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• Currently
there
are 3 regular
along the Curonian Lagoon, in Nemunas delta
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and Zuvintas
lake environs.
• All most important
breeding
sites are protected,
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but it does not ensure species protection.
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• Main threats
– overgrowth
of meadows with
reeds/bushes or accumulation of thick litter
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to abandonment,
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Short review on AW situation in
Lithuania
Project status: to be proposed for short listing.
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Title: Baltic Aquatic
Warbler
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“Securing sustainable farming to ensure conservation of
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bird
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in agrarian landscape”
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Baltic Environmental
Forum – Lithuania
Latvian Fund for Nature
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JSC Goldengrass
Duration: 2010 Sept. – 2015, Budget: 2.1 mln. euro
Kretinga State Forest Enterprise
Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve
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Project applied to LIFE+ 2009
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Project sites
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% of national Main threats
2001-2004 2005-2009 population
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Short info about project sites
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LT-Tyrai to__
100-160
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Overgrowth with
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Early mowing,
abandonment
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reeds and bushes
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Overgrowth with
Liepaja
reeds and bushes
• Restore currently abandoned habitat for AW (total app.
1300 ha) to favorable conditions;
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Project Strategy
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• Setup preconditions ensuring interest and motivation to
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manage
the areas
maintaining favorable
conditions for AW;
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• Demonstrate how economic and social aspects can be
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well harmonized
with AW
conservation
infrastructure investments and gathering experience
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from other countries;
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• Maintaining close
dialogue
with local stakeholders
(farmers, PA administrations etc.)
• Restoration of currently abandoned habitats (~1300 ha
total);
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• Land purchase (only 15 ha) in Žuvintas BR;
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• Testing different management measures;
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• Introduction of_____
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agri-env.
measure for Nemunas
delta, setting up more favorable conditions for
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management of AW areas;
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• Promotion of late-cut
biomass
usage (learning from
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Key activities
• Study visits for stakeholders to learn know-how
experience and networking with other projects
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for experience exchange and joining forces for
AW conservation;
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Other important actions
• Rather wide
awareness
raising activities;
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• Recommendation/handbook
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conservation measures and application of agro_____
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env. measures;
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• Intensive dialogue
with farmers and
landowners in the sites;
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Additional project benefit for
species
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Porzana
40-60
pairs
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% of LT
population.
• Crex crex. 100-200 pairs - 0.5 % of LT population.
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• Gallinago media.
20-40 pairs
- 12 % of LT population.
• Calidris alpina
schinzii. 5-10
pairs - 27 % of LT
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population.
• Philomachus Fourth
pugnax.
20-40
pairs – 20 % of LT
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population.
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• 6 types of natural
habitats
of the Community Importance.
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Other ongoing initiatives on AW
conservation
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“demonstration
farms” – depends
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negotiations with
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farmers some areas for AW will be
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restored (outside LIFE project areas);
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• Site management plans (outside LIFE
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AW conservation in
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and legal
adoption process;
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