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  • Nature heritage fund - WetLife2 - WetLife2
    režimo atkūrimas Amalvos ir Kamanų aukštapelkėse PROJEKTAS WETLIFE 2 Hidrologinio režimo atkūrimas Amalvos ir Kamanų aukštapelkėse Importance of mire conservation Peatlands have a great function in supporting extensive biodiversity and in the regulation of essential environmental processes and life support systems i e in the maintenance of adequate climatic atmospheric water soil ecological and genetic conditions They may provide clean water regulate water flow recycle elements and affect both local

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  • Project sites - WetLife2 - WetLife2
    nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp English Partneriai VšĮ Gamtos paveldo fondas Kamanų gamtinio rezervato direkcija Marijampolės savivaldybės administracija VĮ Marijampolės miškų urėdija Žuvinto biosferos rezervato direkcija Project sites Kamanos wetland Project site is comprised of state strict nature reserve 3961 ha and buffer zone 2530 ha Natura 2000 SCI and SPA area 6401 ha Ramsar site area 3235 ha Amalva wetland Project site 3638 ha part of

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  • Objectives - WetLife2 - WetLife2
    savivaldybės administracija VĮ Marijampolės miškų urėdija Žuvinto biosferos rezervato direkcija Project objectives Restoration of proper hydrological conditions in Amalva wetland part of SCI and SPA in order to rehabilitate priority bog and swamp wood habitats and secure provision of ecosystem services Restoration of proper hydrological conditions in Kamanos wetland SCI and SPA in order to achieve favourable conservation status of priority bog and swamp wood habitats and secure provision of

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  • Project results - WetLife2 - WetLife2
    was openned up by cutting trees mainly birch Regrowth of shoots was controlled by repeated cutting when their height reached 30 40 cm Part of birch stumps and roots especially in wetter parts died however in places where root system of trees was better established regrowth of shoots was quite lively thus will require cutting to be repeated next year Beržai iškirsti 2015 vasario mėn Birch cut in February 2015 Atžalos iškirstuose plotuose sezono pabaigoje po dviejų pakartotinų kirtimų The regrowth of birch at the end of growing season after two cuttings of shoots Introductory project seminars Oct Nov 2014 Introductory project seminars were held at the Akmenė municipality administration and Žuvintas biosphere reserve administration premises on October 30 and November 13 respectively Importance of mire conservation project aims and actions were discussed with stakeholders during the seminars Projekto pristatymas Akmenės savivaldybėje Presentation of the project ations in Akmenė municipality Gamtos paveldo fondo ekspertas Zenonas Gulbinas informavo apie pradedamą rengti Amalvos gamtotvarkos planą Nature heritage fund expert Zenonas Gulbinas informed seminar participants about initiation of planning of Amalvas wetland nature management plan Marijampolės savivaldybės administracijos atstovai renginyje Representatives of Marijampolė municipality administration at the seminar Vietos ūkininkai ir kiti suinteresuoti asmenys Local farmers and other stakeholders A shelter for visitors Beaver s house in Kamanos wetland Oct 2014 A shelter for visitors called beaver house was built at the entrance of nature path leading to Kamanos bog It is meant to serve in bad weather conditions for nature classes and introductory lectures of guided visits Pavėsinė bebro namas Kamanų rezervate Beaver s house Pavėsinėje gali prisiglausti 20 25 lankytojų grupė A shelter can accommodate 20 25 people Project inception newsletter Oct 2014 Project inception newsletter produced Seminar voluntary action in Kamanos bog Sep 2014 Seminar voluntary action was organized in

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  • Project publications - WetLife2 - WetLife2
    nbsp nbsp nbsp English Partneriai VšĮ Gamtos paveldo fondas Kamanų gamtinio rezervato direkcija Marijampolės savivaldybės administracija VĮ Marijampolės miškų urėdija Žuvinto biosferos rezervato direkcija Project publications and documents Inception newsletter Amalvos Kamanu pelkesA3 sulankstomas web Project publications on the internet

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  • Nature heritage fund - WetLife2 - WetLife2
    režimo atkūrimas Amalvos ir Kamanų aukštapelkėse PROJEKTAS WETLIFE 2 Hidrologinio režimo atkūrimas Amalvos ir Kamanų aukštapelkėse Importance of mire conservation Peatlands have a great function in supporting extensive biodiversity and in the regulation of essential environmental processes and life support systems i e in the maintenance of adequate climatic atmospheric water soil ecological and genetic conditions They may provide clean water regulate water flow recycle elements and affect both local

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  • Amalva wetland - WetLife2 - WetLife2
    abundantly as well Species are typical of transition mires alkaline fens and flooded meadows The cover of mosses is not dense projection cover 30 consisting of spare species of mosses The prevailing species is Calliergonella cuspidata with a few of Fissidens adianthoides Plagiomnium ellipticum occurring there The abundance of intensively growing trees shrubs and reeds indicate the intensive vegetation succession and low stability of plant communities Fennoscandian deciduous swamp woods Fennoscandian deciduous swamp woods are concentrated in the south eastern part of Amalvas botanical zoological reserve They surround bog woodland by narrow zone and interfere with the transition mire borders with Amalvė River in the southern part of the reserve Habitats vegetation evolved from the transition mires communities thus most of the herbaceous plants scrubs and mosses species occurring are more common for the transition mires One Red Data book plant species Dactylorhiza incarnata is registered in the area Alien invasive Sosnowsky s Hogweed Heracleum sosnowskyi is rapidly spreading in the Amalva wetland along several ditches Fish fauna is not diverse 11 species are found in the lake and Amalvė river All species are insensitive to environmental conditions predetermined by high trophic state of water bodies Bird fauna is represented by species typical of bog woodland and transition mires in the botanical reserve as well as meadow and fen Typical open bog breeding species such as dunlin Calidris alpina and curlew Numenius arquata have disappeared due to increased cover of trees However the area remains important breeding site for black grouse Tetrao tetrix Bushy transition mire areas serve as important breeding sites for bluethroat Luscinia svecica while certain fen areas for spotted crake Porzana porzana Since the WETLIFE project Amalvas polder become an important resting site for migratory birds during spring migrations Polder is increasingly important for corncrake Crex crex lapwing Vanellus vanellus and has a potential to become a breeding site for such rare birds as dunlin Calidris alpina ruff Philomachus pugnax and even great snipe Galinago media if proper management of the area is carried out Amalva area is also used by wolves moose Otters live in Amalvė river High number of foxes as well as alien racoon dogs and Canadian minks is an important threat to avian fauna in the area Site importance Close neighbourhood less than 2 km of Žuvintas wetland makes it the biggest wetland complex in the country more than 10 000 ha enables easy migration of species and increases resilience to climatic and other challenges Current most important biodiversity values in the Amalva area are as follows see maps Natura 2000 habitats and bird species in the Amalva project site Habitats of Community importance 7120 degraded raised bog habitat constitutes 1 158 ha being the biggest degraded bog area still capable to regenerate in the country 91D0 Bog woodland 104 ha 7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 106 ha 9080 Fennoscandian deciduous swamp woods 91 ha Otter Lutra lutra the only species found in the area protected under habitat directive 2 3 animals

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  • Kamanos wetland - WetLife2 - WetLife2
    also surrounded by quaking bogs Nuphar beds cover parts of the lake Ditches surrounding the raised bog particularly more shallow are filled with Menyanthes trifoliata and Calla palustris vegetation Deeper ditches are covered with floating Lemna trisulca and Spirodella polirhiza carpets Grasslands The diversity of grasslands in the strict nature reserve is relatively small Bigger areas of managed grasslands are only in the buffer zone Compact stripes of grasslands are found near forest edges or in small openings in the forest Some larger areas of artificial grasslands are situated near Peiliškiai village The most valuable grassland communities are Sesleria uliginosa and Carex flacca swards developed on peaty soils rich in carbonates Similar but somewhat more acidic sites are occupied by Molinia caerulea communities that are comparably richer in species however these swards are very rare Both natural and artificial mesic grasslands are similar to the Festucetum pratensis communities They are usually dominated by Festuca pratensis Phleum pratense and Carex flacca Ranunculus acris Lathyrus pratensis and Centaurea jacea are also constantly present Helictotrichon pubescens dominated meadows of the Festuco Brometea class form narrow stripes on the elevations with sandy podzolic soils Helictotrichon pubescens is accompanied with abundant Tragopogon pratensis Galium mollugo Rhinanthus minor Melampyrum nemorosum Abietinella abietina Site importance Kamanos reserve contains the largest mire 2 434 ha in the northern Lithuania one of the largest bog areas 1 825 ha in the country Due to more than three decades of strict protection of its core zone it is one of few reference sites in the region with low disturbance and unmanaged forests Bog woodland dominates in Kamanos site Kamanos site provides important habitats for a significant number of threatened and rare species Wetland habitats are of the most value providing ground for numerous wetland dependent species Golden plover Pluvialis apricaria is a symbol of Kamanos reserve In the middle of the XXth century the bog used to accommodate the biggest number of these birds 64 pairs in the country Currently it is second third most important site for this bird in the country Habitats of Community importance In total there are 13 habitat types registered in the site however the most relevant of them are 91D0 Bog woodland 1208 1 ha 4th biggest in the country 7110 Active raised bog 990 5 ha 3rd biggest in the country 9050 Fennoscandian herb rich forests with Picea abies 484 3 ha 9080 Fennoscandian decidous swamp woods 440 3 ha 7th biggest in the country 9010 Western taiga 127 9 ha 7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 54 4 ha Habitat directive Annex 2 species corresponding to criteria for establishment of SCI scarce fritillary Euphydryas maturna 1 of 16 known sites in the country lady s slipper orchid Cypripedium calceolus great crested Newt Triturus cristatus Other pond bat Myotis dasycneme eurasian lynx Lynx lynx grey wolf Canis lupus european otter Lutra lutra marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia large white faced darter Leucorrhina pectoralis large copper Lycaena dispar Hamatocaulis vernicosus Golden plover Pluvialis apricaria symbol

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