Europe and Central Asia

Latvian Ornithological Society (LOB)

BirdLife Partner

Founded in 1985
400 members
Staff: 2
A.k. 105, Riga, LV, LV-1046
Tel. +371 672 21 580; Fax +371 63154734


Mission of the organisation

Our mission is to conserve viable and diverse fauna of wild birds of Latvia. The Latvian Ornithological Society (Latvijas Ornitologijas biedriba – LOB) is the largest nongovernmental nature conservation organisation in Latvia that works on bird and habitat protection in order to maintain the numbers, diversity and geographic distribution of important sites, species and habitats in Latvia. We combine the efforts of both professional and voluntary ornithologists and all bird conservation enthusiasts for bird study and conservation work. LOB also aims to raise public awareness of ornithology, nature and bird conservation by organising workshops and meetings, consulting and lecturing, publishing informative materials and maintaining regular contacts with media.

Key Activities

  • Breeding bird monitoring
  • Research and conservation of threatened species: European Roller, Black Stork etc.
  • Education of society on nature conservation through magazine „Putni daba” („Birds in Nature”) and other means
  • Advocacy for conservation of biodiversity in forests

Recent Achievements

  • After ongoing pressure from LOB the government has established a working group to discuss a possible implementation of a ban on logging of forests during the main breeding season of birds.

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