The genetic integrity of two species of traditional Lithuanian sheep breeds is being protected by agri-environment and climate RDP funds on a certified organic family farm which sells the sheep’s meat and wool and offspring, as well as uses the traditional breed as a unique rural tourism attraction.
Projects & Practice
A project that combines research, environmental education and forestry practice and is aimed at small and medium-sized private forest owners who are severely affected by climate change.
The Digitally Visiting project has pioneered digital skill development in Central Finland. The project has demonstrated that there is a large need for local digital support to develop residents’ digital skills, especially in remote rural regions. The project encouraged and guided rural residents to use electronic services and so has contributed to making rural living in Central Finland more appealing.
Support from the Swedish Rural Development Programme helped improve accessibility for visitors in a restored municipal nature reserve.
Organising a series of educational events to raise awareness and interest about the environmental functions of the peatlands in Brandenburg.
The construction of a treetop path that enhances visitors’ experience in one of the oldest oak forests in Europe.
A project addressing the Water Framework Directive, by restoring the natural flow of a stream, while preserving the local cultural heritage and protecting from floods.
A cooperative of apple producers set up a joint effort among its members to control the codling moth, a major pest, by means of sexual confusion.