Nature and Bird conservation in North East Estonia

  • Location
    Jõhvi, Estonia
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years
    19 to 25 Years
  • Project created by Riina

The Problem

Address problem regarding bird wildlife in North East Estonia. This region is known very much as oil shale mining area and foresting area. But also holds great number on endangered bird species as eagles, owls and Black Grouse. North East Estonia helds also Alutaguse National Park, which has been established in 2018 for the conservation of wetlands, forest, protected species and their habitats and regional cultural heritage. Unfortunately, national park is very young and not widely known amongst young people in this region or Estonia generally. We would like to address the problem learning wild birds and their importance to the local and global environment.

Our Plan

Running classes in high school to introduce Alutaguse National Park to younger generation. Classes will take place in school and in Alutaguse National Park headquarters. Classes will involve lectures from national park founders and active researches but also fieldwork in park territory. Fieldwork is planned with park researches and may include visiting nesting places and counting birds.

Themes Addressed

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    Biodiversity Loss
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The Benefit

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