The quest for a Green Belt Code of Conduct along Latvia's wild coastline

The project is being implemented by Latvian Country Tourism Association in the period of October 2022 until November 2023.

Hikers in a trail of the forest in Tukums. © Juris Smaļinskis


Latvia's stunning Baltic Sea coastline teems with vibrant wildlife, which attracts tourists seeking outdoor adventures. But navigating the 11 coastal municipalities spanning 500km can confuse visitors due to varying regulations on parking and camping. Misunderstanding these rules risks harming precious habitats. Harmonizing conservation guidelines has been challenging, highlighting the urgent need for a cohesive national strategy.



We're on a mission to protect and responsibly enjoy the Green Belt's rich biodiversity, resources, and services. With BestBelt goals in sight, our project will craft a Code of Conduct for mindful recreation and an outreach strategy to ensure all Latvian coastline visitors understand the regulations. Through a policy proposal we will emphasize the importance of the Code to decision-makers.



Empowering stakeholders is our secret weapon! We're committed to involving them throughout the process of crafting the Code of Conduct. By doing so, we guarantee its acceptance and effective implementation. Our approach builds upon existing nature protection rules, promoting discussions to address any discrepancies and ensure consistency among stakeholders. Together, we strive for a mutually agreed-upon outcome that benefits us all.

Hikers on the seaside of the nature protected area "Piejūras dabas parks". © Juris Smaļinskis

Expected Results

The Code of Conduct will provide clear rules for camping, campfires, waste disposal, and vehicle use in all municipalities. The Code will be presented in an engaging and visually captivating way to ensure stakeholders and the public are well-informed, fostering sustainable tourism while safeguarding biodiversity. The policy proposal will support the implementation of environmental policies by coastal municipalities and national decision-makers. Together, we'll shape a greener future for all.

The quest for a Green Belt Code of Conduct along Latvia's wild coastline

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The project is being implemented within the area of the European Green Belt in Latvia.


Latvian Country Tourism Association
“Puķkalniņi”, Tome parish, Ogre Region, LV-5020,
40, Kalnciema str., Riga, LV-1046,

Contact person for the BESTbelt project is
Asnate Ziemele asnate(at)

Duration: 14 months

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