A series of online lectures on protected and endangered species in Latvia will begin

In March and April, a series of online lectures "Protected and Endangered Species in Latvia" will take place on the project's Facebook page. Lectures will be led by project species experts.

In order to encourage the general public to go to nature, see and get to know Latvia's rare, protected and endangered species, online lectures "Protected and Endangered Species in Latvia" will be organized on the LIFE FOR SPECIES Facebook page, led by project experts. Lectures will take place on weekday evenings and weekends so that as many audiences as possible have the opportunity to listen to the lectures. Lectures are planned for 1 hour, and after then it will be possible to ask questions to an expert.

In this series of lectures we will introduce six groups of species:

March 19 at 11:00 - INSECTS
The lecture will be led by entomologist Kristaps Vilks. Let's get to know the insects of the Latvian Red Book that live in the forest - where to look for them and how to see them?

March 23 at 17:30 - FUNGI
The lecture will be led by Diāna Meiere and Inita Dāniele, Latvia's best-known fungi specialists and project mushroom experts.

The lecture will be led by amphibian and reptile specialist, project expert Andris Čeirāns.

April 5 at 17:30 - BIRDS
The lecture will be led by Viesturs Ķerus, an ornithologist, Chairman of the Board of the Latvian Ornithological Society, and an expert in the project's bird species group.

April 8 at 17:30 - MOSSES AND LIVERVORTS
The lecture will be led by project moss expert Līga Strazdiņa

April 13 at 5:30 pm - PLANTS
The lecture will be given in cooperation with the Latvian Botanical Society, and will be led by botanists Pēteris Evarts - Bunders and Maija Medne.

Everyone who plans to participate in the project's photo competition "Green Treasures" is especially invited to the lectures, where it is still possible to send photos with the list of protected species and the species included in the Latvian Red Data Book by 31 August. Read more about the photo contest HERE.

See you in lectures!

The Project “Threatened species in Latvia: improved knowledge, capacity, data and awareness” LIFE19 GIE/LV/000857 LIFE FOR SPECIES is implemented with the financial support of the LIFE Programme of the European Union and Latvian State Regional Development Agency. This publication reflects only authors’ view. Neither CINEA (European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency) nor European Commission are responsible of any use that may be made, or the information contained therein.

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