Duration of the project
01.02.2021. - 30.06.2021.
Countries and institutions involved in the project
Dr. Tsipe Aavik
- To raise awareness in society about the impacts of grassland loss on biodiversity.
- To improve scientific knowledge of the effects of grassland loss on important ecological processes.
Main activities and venues
- Adaptation and translation of animations, videos, guidelines and the website for the Citizen-Science campaign; in Tartu, Estonia
- Communication and advertising of the campaign on different media platforms (social media, TV/radio, newspapers), in Germany, coordinated from Halle (Saale), Germany and Tartu, Estonia.
- Implementation of the Citizen-Science Campaign, April-June 2021 in Estonia, Latvia, Germany and Sweden
- First, preliminary data analysis and feedback to the participants and media (June 2021) from all participating countries.
- Internationally arranged Citizen-Science campaign, April-June 2021 in Estonia, Latvia, Germany and Sweden.
- 2 public seminars, one at the University of Tartu and one at the MLU in Halle (Saale), Germany; both in April 2021
Direct and indirect target group
- Direct target group:
Interested and engaged citizens, including schools and kindergartens in Estonia, Latvia, Germany and Sweden
Master and PhD students of the biology department, UT Tartu, Estonia
- Indirect target group:
Environmentalists, governmental and non-governmental (nature conservation-) organisations, public authorities, in general a wide range of persons interested in nature and communication sciences from all participating countries.