Minister of the Environment Mati Raidma recognised and awarded the best environmental deeds of 2014. The winners were Things SA with their map application kuhuviia.ee and Eesti Ornitoloogiaühing MTÜ with their project that introduces the kingfisher.
Minister of the Environment Mati Raidma met with the Rectors of the University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology and the Estonian University of Life Sciences in order to develop the initial task to prepare the Estonian earth’s crust strategy together with the universities.
A total of 27 fish passes were completed on the river dams last year. This enables fish to freely move to their natural spawning and growing grounds, which is necessary to restore and maintain fish populations.
The Minister of the Environment approved the objectives of the distribution of subsidies for the development of water management infrastructure, activities to be supported and terms and conditions for the grant applicant for the new budgetary period of the European Union.
Created by the Ministry of the Environment, the option to digitally register the forest notification in a simplified manner, which provides the planned action with quick feedback, has been already used 2,243 times.
In order to preserve and protect the unique nature of Estonia, a total of 6.05 million euros were invested in the conservation areas within a year. To make being in nature even more attractive, various hiking and study trails were maintained in a total extent of 533 km in 2014.
In order to cover the rise in prices of the reconstruction works of tram lines in Tallinn, the Ministry of the Environment invests further 4.1 million euros at the expense of funds released from the previous funding period of the European Union Cohesion Fund.