15.05.18
Activity "Land purchase" is complete

To protect nature values from the negative impacts of economic activities, altogether we have bought three properties (45,04ha): “Zāles” (35,94ha), “Plūdoņi” (6,6ha) and “Selgas” (2,5ha). All three are forest land plots located in the Natura 2000 site “Adazi”. There are following protected habitats present in the properties bought: 9010* Western Taiga, 9080* Fennoscandian deciduous swamp woods, 91D0* Bog woodland and 91E0* Alluvial forests. The property “Selgas” has border with the micro-reserve for the Cappercaillie Tetrao urogallus and birds use the area for feeding. Manager of the property will be the Ministry of Defence.

Purchasing of the properties ensures protection of these nature values in the long term. At the same time it is an opportunity to buy the land from the owners at a fair price, based on a valuation carried out by independent experts. The land is burdened with the restrictions of military activities and nature protection and it is not possible to carry out economic activities there.