On 7th September 2022 Zemgale Planning region organized an online seminar entitled “Capacity building measures for target groups involved in environmental resource management and prevention of potential environmental disasters”.

The event tackled various environmental issues, involving environmental protection and biodiversity in the national forests, fires in the swamps, forests and peat mining sites as well as other aspects that lead to reduced nature quality. In the event was strongly focused on the plant invasive species as one of the main factors for soil degradation, and their normative regulation in Latvia. Besides that, it was outlined the priority plant invasive alien species such as Impatiens glandulifera, Solidago canadensis, Lupinus polyphyllus, Sorbaria sorbifolia, Rosa rugosa, Amelanchier spicata, Acer negundo, Robinia pseudoacacia and characterized their combating methods.

The event occurred within the framework of cross-border project ENI-LLB-1-135 “SECURE AREAS” whose’ activities go in line with INVALIS phase II Action plan implementation activity: training for different target groups on IAS issues.