History of ELF's talgud
Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF) started organising voluntary activities on 1998. Since then we have held over 200 events on different sites, with more than 4000 participants who contributed over 30 000 hours of work.
Over the years we have had partnerships with Environmental Investments Centre, Estonian State Nature Conservation Centre, British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV), Global Nature Fund, Southampton University Conservation Volunteers, Association of Nature Conservation Eagle, Estonian Semi-Natural Community Conservation Association (ESCCA), Estonian Nature Tours, as well as many landowners and individuals.
ELF’s volunteers have had a big impact on conservation in many sites and green spaces including:
- Annual habitat restoration projects in Kumari islet in Matsalu NP have improved and protected one of last remaining natural population of Natterjack toad, helping increase their numbers
Annual visits by ELF’s and ESCCA's volunteers to Hobulaid islet in
the Western-Estonia have restored over two hectares (ha) of valuable
- In 2005, over 80 ELF’s volunteers helped locals to overcome storm devastation in Rannametsa-Soometsa Nature Reserve in the South-West.
...and so on