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  Raised bogs that are recognised habitats of European importance are threatened with extinction. The researchers of the wetlands try to answer the questions what climate was in our country thousands of years ago and how climate changes will affect our wetland ecosystems in the nearest centenary. 
 

2016.06.20

Researchers of wetlands determined what climate was in Lithuania a thousand years ago

Raised bogs that are recognised habitats of European importance are threatened with extinction. The researchers of the wetlands try to answer the questions what climate was in our country thousands of years ago and how climate changes will affect our wetland ecosystems in the nearest centenary. 

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  The Ministry of Environment initiates the issue of a new Red Data Book of Lithuania. The new publication might contain a smaller number of protected species than the current publication does. The Law on Protected Animal, Plant and Fungus Species establishes that the Red Data Book of Lithuania should be updated not rarer than every...
 

2016.06.14

A new Red Data Book of Lithuania will be issued

The Ministry of Environment initiates the issue of a new Red Data Book of Lithuania. The new publication might contain a smaller number of protected species than the current publication does. The Law on Protected Animal, Plant and Fungus Species establishes that the Red Data Book of Lithuania should be updated not rarer than every ten years. The Ministry of Environment buys the book preparation services from the Nature Research Centre. The centre will have to reconsider what species are protected in Lithuania.

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  Gobies are invasive migratory fish species. They are supposed to have been brought from the Black Sea by ships and got into the Baltic Sea through ballast water. Their first records in Lithuanian waters have been made before a decade. Researchers say that gobies are an important prey item for cormorants. Yet, ecologists...
 

2016.06.09

Invasion of gobies in the Baltic Sea

Gobies are invasive migratory fish species. They are supposed to have been brought from the Black Sea by ships and got into the Baltic Sea through ballast water. Their first records in Lithuanian waters have been made before a decade.

Researchers say that gobies are an important prey item for cormorants. Yet, ecologists encourage all people resting at the seaside to have rods or crayfish traps and thus contribute to the reduction of the number of gobies, as these fish have a devastating impact on ecosystems.

Some seaside businessmen have already started selling round gobies. Latvians already produce canned gobies. The researchers of the Nature Research Centre are planning to prepare recommendations for commercial fishing of gobies.

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  A reader of lrytas.lt portal was astounded to see a shrub with its branches enlaced with dense spider webs and with larvae teaming among branches and wiggling in interweaving spider webs. Dr. Eduardas Budrys, a senior researcher at the Nature Research Centre, explained that was the job of the spindle smudge moth.
 

2016.06.06

Astounded at a view in Druskininkai forest

A reader of lrytas.lt portal was astounded to see a shrub with its branches enlaced with dense spider webs and with larvae teaming among branches and wiggling in interweaving spider webs. Dr. Eduardas Budrys, a senior researcher at the Nature Research Centre, explained that was the job of the spindle smudge moth.

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