IUCN logo


News & Events

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham opens a new centre for volunteering and research in the Flow Country

A new volunteering and research centre was opened today (Mon 7 Aug) by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform in Scotland, Roseanna Cunningham, as part of her visit to the Peatlands Partnership in Forsinard, Sutherland.


International Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture on Organic Soils

Uppsala, Sweden; 23rd-24th November 2017

Peatland store a major share of the world's soil organic carbon. Many European peatlands have been drained and cultivated in the past centuries. This fosters land surface subsidence and peat mineralisation. This conference will discuss options for maintaining production on organic soils while reducing greenhouse gases emissions and buffering climate change.

Registration and abstract submission before 22nd September.

See website for more information.


Making sure Peatlands are part of our Future

The national voice for peatlands remains strong after receiving a £500,000 boost, thanks to the generous support of The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and John Ellerman Foundation. These three charitable trusts have funded a five year extension to the IUCN UK Peatland Programme, which speaks up for peatland conservation in the UK.


Peatland e-news

Subscribe to our newsletter.

1 + 2 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.