Meeting on the results of the assessment of invertebrates species

Within the LIFE FOR SPECIES project (Endangered species in Latvia: improved knowledge and capacity, information circulation and understanding) in the period from 2021. until 2023 in April, an evaluation of the state of invertebrates species and determination of the risk level of species extinction was carried out using the methodology and criteria developed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN,, -project/materials/). The activities were carried out within the project B.1 activity "Re-evaluation of the status of species protection and preparation of the list of endangered species using IUCN criteria".

In order to introduce the interested parties to the preliminary results of the evaluation of invertebrate species, it is planned to organize a public meeting on June 9 at 10:00 Riga time (on Zoom).

It will consist of:

  • Informative presentation on the progress and principles of invertebrate species endangerment assessment (D. Telnovs, head of the invertebrate working group, LU).
  • Results of the assessment of the threat of insect species (including dragonflies, beetles, butterflies, etc.) D. Telnovs, LU).
  • Results of the assessment of the danger of other invertebrate species (molluscs, worms, arachnids, crustaceans) (D. Telnovs, LU).
  • Questions and discussion.

Estimated meeting length: approximately 3 hours.

To participate in the meeting, please fill out the application by 6th of June:

A link to the meeting will be sent to the email you provided before the meeting.

317 invertebrate species were selected and evaluated in the project. The results are available here:

B1_Bezmugurkaulnieku izvērtējumi

We invite anyone who is interested in participating, to read the assessments and send comments and questions before the meeting by writing to the email provided below:

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