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Peatland Action: Learning from Success - Annual IUCN Conference October 2014

Our annual 'Investing in Peatlands' conference will be held in Inverness, Eden Court Theatre from 20-22 October 2014. Registration opens Monday July 21st 2014 - find out more!

Sphagnum moss

The natural building blocks of healthy peat bogs

Peatland Gateway Case Studies

Find out more about peatland restoration initiatives from across the globe or add your own project.

Emperor Moth Larva

Just one example of the diverse biodiversity living on peat habitats

Peak District

The summit of Shining Tor in the Peak District, Cheshire

Cladonia Portenosa

From Langlands Moss Local Nature Reserve, East Kilbride, Scotland.


Flow Country

RPSB's Forsinard Flows Reserve is probably the largest area of Atlantic Blanket Bog in the world. This 4000,000ha blanket bog is one of the UK's showcase peatlands of international importance.

About Us

The IUCN UK Peatland Programme exists to promote peatland restoration in the UK and advocates the multiple benefits of peatlands through partnerships, strong science, sound policy and effective practice. The work of the Peatland Programme is overseen by a coalition of environmental bodies including the John Muir Trust, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, RSPB, North Pennines AONB Partnership, Moors for the Future and the University of East London.


News & Event

News Coverage of IUCN Peatland Conference

The IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference, "Peatland Action: Learning from Success" comes to an end in Inverness today. The conference was covered by Radio Scotland and STV News, in addition to internet radio and blogs. Presentations from the conference will be available soon.

STV News report, 20th October 2014:


BBC Radio Scotland interview with Prof Mark Reed, IUCN Research Manager:


Scottish National Peatland Plan

IUCN UK Peatland Programme respond to Scottish Natural Heritage Consultation on Scotland's National Peatland Plan.


New call to Government to restore English upland peatlands

A coalition of conservation organisations and water companies are calling on the UK Government to increase commitment and resources so that English uplands can thrive with wildlife and provide the carbon, water and other environmental services that healthy bogs deliver.


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