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Ban on lynx hunt to be debated in Saeima
In the next meeting, the Saeima will consider a proposal signed by by 11,376 Latvian residents to ban lynx hunting in Latvia, according to Saeima press service April 15.
Tree felling banned until end of June
From Thursday, April 15, until June 30, the annual ban period has been established throughout Latvia, during which felling of trees growing outside the forest is prohibited.
Ten plants to eat and drink in April
Time has come to combine walks with spring harvest. Not only is it a good way to boost immunity but also avoid a visit to the supermarket -- no need to buy packed lettuce, chef Ritvars Toms Logins told Latvian Radio 5 broadcast Piecas garšas. 
Eyes on the skies during 'Bird Days'
April 10 and 11 have been designated Spring Bird Days, when everyone is invited to go out into nature, to see and hear birds and testing their identification skills, according to Aiga Priede, a representative of the Nature Protection Board (DAP). 
Will Latvia be ready for packaging deposit system?
On February 1, 2022, Latvia should start operating a deposit system. Latvian Television's broadcast Vides fakti (Environmental Facts) explored what is being done about it and whether Latvia will achieve it on time.
Fire crews battle 76 grass fire blazes in 24 hours
Annual appeals to the public not to burn off last year's grass in so-called "kūla" fires appeared to have fallen on deaf ears again with the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) reporting March 28 that it had to attend 76 grass fires during the preceding 24-hour period.
Big Cleanup to take place April 24
As of March 26, it is possible to sign up for the Big Cleanup which will take place April 24, said said Nikola Matjušenko, the organizer of the event.
Rīga council's bottled water company is to be liquidated
On Tuesday, March 16, the Housing and Environment Committee of Rīga City Council decided to allow the municipal water company “Rīgas ūdens” (Rīga's water) to liquidate its subsidiary “Aqua Riga”, which has been engaged in the production of pre-packed drinking water since 2012. 
Mushrooms galore even in winter
Latvians are notoriously passionate about mushrooms. Insignificant obstacles, like the winter, cannot stop them. Some edible fungi grow also in winter weather, Latvian Television's broadcast 'Vides fakti' reported March 2.
Avian flu found in more wild birds in Latvia
Fourteen more wild waterfowl – twelve swans, a heron and a Canadian goose – have been tested positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza, the Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) said February 19.

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