Meeting on the results of the assessment of linchen species

Within the framework of the LIFE FOR SPECIES project (Endangered Species in Latvia: Improved Knowledge and Capacity, Information Flow, and Understanding), an evaluation of the endangered species of linchen and determination of their extinction risk level was conducted from 2021 to July 2023. This was done using the methodology and criteria developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN,; a summary in Latvian is available here). The work was carried out as part of the project's B.1 activity "Re-evaluation of species protection status and preparation of the endangered species list using IUCN criteria."

To introduce stakeholders to the provisional results of the linchen species evaluation, a public meeting is planned for August 17th at 10:00 AM (on the Zoom platform).

The agenda includes:

  • An informative presentation on the progress and principles of the linchen species endangerment evaluation by R.Moisejevs, P.Degtjarenko, linchen experts from DU.
  • Questions and discussion.

The expected duration of the meeting is up to two hours.

To participate in the meeting, please fill out the application by August 15th here.

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

More than 80 linchen species were selected and evaluated in the project. The results are available here.

We invite stakeholders to familiarize themselves with the results of the linchen species evaluation.

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