On October 13, 2019, in order to get acquainted with the Baltic wetlands, EthnoExpert PR manager Nadezhda Smorodina visited Lahemaa National Park in Estonia. The park is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, 67 km east of Tallinn.

During the visit, Nadezhda got acquainted with the state of the marshes and gained valuable experience in maintaining the natural balance of the area and informing the public about the importance of protecting the flora and fauna of peat bogs.

Lahemaa National Park was established for the protection, study and popularisation of nature and cultural heritage, including ecosystems, biodiversity, landscapes, ethnic culture and sustainable use of natural resources of North Estonia. This is the conservation area for woodland, wetland and coastal ecosystems, but also semi-natural communities (alvars), geological monuments (the Baltic Klint) and historical and architectural monuments. The national park belongs to the European Natura 2000 network as Lahemaa’s bird and wilderness area.”