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Latvian Fund for Nature offers two internship positions for natural sciences Bachelor students interested in working with grassland habitats and plant identification, inventories and monitoring, management and restoration activities in the field, and work with databases. You will have an opportunity to participate in the project GrassLIFE, which is a nation-wide grassland restoration project, dealing with EU priority grassland habitats. Interns will be provided with the initial training in plat identification and management/restoration assessment upon starting the internship and afterwards tasked with independent work under a supervision of an experienced grassland habitat expert. The work will involve extensive field work, sometimes...
04.11.2020
The discussion “Youth and climate sadness: How to cool down your mind and live on?” will take place on 4 September, from 13:00 to 14:00, online at the festival's LAMPA website and Latvian Fund for Nature Facebook platform, as well as onsite at the main auditory of the cinema Splendid Palace, with the participation of sustainability researcher Elgars Felcis, doctor-psychotherapist Artūrs Miksons, as well as climate-friendly lifestyle enthusiast Edgars Fresh, aka Edgars Feščenko; the discussion will be led by science journalist Sandra Kropa. The conversation is organised within the framework of the Latvian Fund for Nature project “Game On: Don’t let climate change end the game!”. There are no longer any debates about whether there is any...
27.08.2020
From 10 to 14 August, the Latvian Fund for Nature, in cooperation with the magazine “IR”, organised a summer school for young people “Game On Climate Change” within the project “Game On: Don’t let climate change end the game!”. The summer school aimed to raise awareness of climate change among young people and introduce some specific climate-friendly actions. At the end of the summer school, the participants presented the ideas of climate-friendly initiatives, that were created in the hackathon and that the young people are planning to further develop. Every day, the participants of the “Game On Climate Change” summer school learnt about how human activities in the area of transport, industry, agriculture, or architecture contribute to...
25.08.2020
Latvian Fund for Nature internship possition for natural sciences Master students interested in working with grassland habitat mapping, inventories and monitoring, planning, and management and restoration activities in the field, and work with databases. You will have an opportunity to participate in the project GrassLIFE, which is a nation-wide grassland restoration project, dealing with EU priority grassland habitats. Interns will be provided with the initial training in EU habitat mapping and management/restoration assessment upon starting the internship and afterwards tasked with independent work under a supervision of an experienced grassland habitat expert. The work will involve extensive field work, sometimes camping in the field,...
18.08.2020
Latvian Fund for Nature offers three internship positions for natural sciences Master students interested in working with grassland habitat mapping, inventories and monitoring, planning, and management and restoration activities in the field, and work with databases. You will have an opportunity to participate in the project GrassLIFE, which is a nation-wide grassland restoration project, dealing with EU priority grassland habitats. Interns will be provided with the initial training in EU habitat mapping and management/restoration assessment upon starting the internship and afterwards tasked with independent work under a supervision of an experienced grassland habitat expert. The work will involve extensive field work, sometimes camping in...
09.01.2020
The tender is closed, and the contract will be signed with Traci Birge (Finland). Latvian Fund for Nature is looking for a consultant to assist the GrassLIFE project in producing a desk study on grasslands, biodiversity and business. Please find the full description of the task (technical specification) and requirements for the consultant here.Deadline for completing the study: 15 March 2019. Consultants are asked to provide the following documentation when applying with the bid: CV confirming the experience of the expert in the field Short description of the proposed methodology to undertake the study (including sub-tasks 1-2 as obligatory component, and sub-task 3 as optional) Price offer The most cost-efficient bid will be selected,...
21.08.2018
Internship in Latvian Fund for Nature – ornithologist for working with Lesser Spotted Eagle management Description Latvian Fund for Nature offers an internship position for natural sciences Master student interested in working with birds of prey. You will have an opportunity to participate in a project LIFE AQPOM that is a nation-wide species protection project, dealing with Lesser Spotted Eagle, an EU priority bird species. Intern will be provided with the initial training upon starting the internship and afterwards tasked with species inventory work under a supervision of an experienced bird expert. The main tasks will be assisting in field works (monitoring of breeding success, searching for nests, assisting in building of artificial...
17.08.2018
Internship in Latvian Fund for Nature – management of mobile grazing herds for grassland restoration Description Latvian Fund for Nature offers two internship positions for natural sciences or agricultural sciences students interested in working with grazing management, cattle and sheep management and pasture management in the field. You will have an opportunity to participate in the project GrassLIFE, which is a nation-wide grassland restoration project, dealing with EU priority grassland habitats. One of the grassland restoration means applied in the project are innovative mobile grazing herds consisting of Galloway cattle and sheep that are transported all over county to ensure the grazing in most remote and abandoned grasslands....
17.08.2018
Description Latvian Fund for Nature offers two internship positions for natural sciences Master students interested in working with grassland habitat mapping, inventories, planning, and management and restoration activities in the field. You will have an opportunity to participate in the project GrassLIFE, which is a nation-wide grassland restoration project, dealing with EU priority grassland habitats. Interns will be provided with the initial training in EU habitat mapping and management/restoration assessment upon starting the internship and afterwards tasked with independent work under a supervision of an experienced grassland habitat expert. The work will involve extensive field work, sometimes camping in the field, working outdoors...
17.08.2018
Latvian Fund for Nature and it's project GrassLIFE is co-hosting one of the workshops in the series of biogeographical seminars for grasslands in Boreal region. The series was initiated by the Boreal Grassland Group running in the framework of the European commission’s Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process. Previous workshop of the Boreal Grassland Group was held in Muhu, Estonia in October, 2017. The next event is planned in October 2018, in Estonia. The workshop “The role of Rural Development Programmes in supporting semi-natural grassland management in Boreal countries” will take place on 26–27 July, 2018 in Latvia. The event is organized by the Latvian Fund for Nature (GrassLIFE project LIFE16NAT/LV/262) and Estonian Semi-natural...
06.07.2018