NATURE RESTORATION FUND
Increasing biodiversity through tourism
Paramelis Island is surrounded by numerous swamps, some of which have been damaged by human activities. We know how to wild them, restore the unique biodiversity and reduce CO2 emissions at the same time.
Paramelis Island with its unique nature is an excellent environment for education. That is why we organise educational events and tours here that showcase the local nature and invite tourists and locals alike to conserve it.
Old-growth forests are of particular importance, but are being cut down without proper protection status. Our goal is to buy back the most valuable forests and leave them to biodiversity
By protecting forests and wetlands and creating and restoring special natural habitats, we aim to bring back species that have already disappeared from Paramėlis and significantly increase populations of rare species..
In one of the southernmost areas of Lithuania lies the fascinating "island" of Paramelis - surrounded by swamps and forests. This unique 190-hectare area borders the strictly protected Cepkeliai Reserve. But Paramelis also offers beautiful nature and diverse wildlife. Our Nature Restoration Fund is dedicated to restoring and protecting this stunning area. A place full of magic and importance for nature conservation.
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Animal and plant species counted by scientists.
Particularly old and valuable forests for many animal species..
SWAMP MANAGED & RESTORED
Maintenance and renaturation of peatlands for more biodiversity.
Species protection - But how?
WE WANT TO BRING BACK THE GREAT SNIPE
The Great Snipe (on the left) is a so-called umbrella species, whose protection allows entire communities to be preserved. It also makes high demands on its environment and thus guarantees the survival of many other species, some of which are threatened.
The Great Snipe prefers open wetlands and shallow valleys as its habitat, but these have declined sharply due to plant compaction and increased forest fires. Until 15 years ago, this rare bird was still present in Paramelis. Our goal now is to bring back and reintroduce this important keystone species.
In cooperation with partners, work is being done to return the area to its more pristine form by removing young trees and scrub and cutting reeds and grass short.
Since its founding at the end of 2022, Paramelis NRF has made significant progress in achieving its goals. In 2023, we reached several important milestones that have had a decisive impact on the protection and preservation of the unique nature of Paramelis and its surroundings.
Exciting news from Paramelis Island! In February 2023, the Paramelis Nature Restoration Fund (Paramelis NRF), with generous support from the VGP Foundation, began work on a groundbreaking project that promotes biodiversity while simultaneously making tourism on the picturesque island of Paramelis sustainable. This ambitious project, overseen and...
In an exciting development for conservation, the Paramelis Nature Restoration Fund made a significant investment in the fall of 2023 that will revolutionize the way we manage the surrounding wetlands of Paramelis. The arrival of the Truxor Dorotea, a Swedish amphibious vehicle, marks a turning point in our efforts to preserve the valuable...
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