During three days, IMPACT partners, stakeholders and other participants had the opportunity to know a little bit about the Lithuanian Protected Areas system and its up-coming reform during an open interregional event organised in Klaipeda by EUCC Baltic office, partner of the IMPACT project.

IMPACT partners got to know from first hand the three protected sites that are the object of the Action Plan to reduce key pressures on coastal nature and ecosystem services in Lithuania:

  • Kuršių Nerija National Park / Curonian Spit National Park   

The Curonian Spit National Park is a unique and vulnerable, sandy and wooded cultural landscape on a coastal spit.  In 2000, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • Nemunas Delta Regional Park

The Nemunas Delta wetlands are a N2000 site and are protected under the Ramsar Convention. When it reaches the Baltic Sea, the Nemunas river splits into a maze of river branches and canals, forming polders and wetlands that make it a very attractive destination for eco-tourism. 
The Nemunas Delta Regional Park lies on the East Atlantic Flyway, a major bird migration route.

  • Pajūrio Regional Park / Seaside Regional Park

The Pajūrio Regional Park is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The regional park was established to protect, manage, and use sustainably the landscape, natural ecosystems and cultural heritage values of the Baltic Sea continental coast in Lithuania with an ancient dune ridge, active and ancient sea cliffs, hard offshore bottom habitats, and a traditional fisherman’s village centre in Karklė.