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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.

Sphagnum moss

The natural building blocks of healthy peat bogs

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

Oak Eggar

The biodiversity of peat bogs

Cladonia Portenosa

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


Peatland Gateway Case Studies

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

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

Global Restoration Demonstrating Success Workshop and Launch

We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest IUCN UK Peatland Programme and CEM Thematic Group on Peatlands publication, Global Peatland Restoration Demonstrating Success (following on from UK Peatland Restoration Demonstrating Success).


B&Q go peat-free

The UK's largest garden retailer has switched its bedding plant production away from peat.


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