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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

Peatlands: A Natural Solution!

Money spent on restoration now will bring benefits to carbon, water and biodiversity for centuries thereafter

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.

IUCN UK Peatland Programme announced as a finalist

The Peatland Programme has been announced as one of 23 finalists of the European Natura 2000 Award – 2015.


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

Job vacancies: three new opportunities to work with us

The IUCN Peatland Programme eagerly seeks applications from suitably qualified candidates for these three new, exciting vacancies:


Scotland's first National Peatland Plan published

Chair of the IUCN UK Peatland Programme, Jonathan Hughes, said: “Scotland’s National Peatland Plan is a vital to tackling the globally important issue of peatland conservation. We must all play our part but clear leadership from the Scottish Government with the right policies and funding in place is essential if people are to be empowered to look after Scotland’s peatlands and appreciate their true benefits to society.”


IUCN UK Peatland Programme announced as finalist of the European Natura 2000 Award – 2015

The Peatland Programme has been announced as one of 23 finalists out of 90 applications received from across the EU. The award aims to bring the success of the Natura 2000 network to the public’s attention and to demonstrate the network’s importance for protecting biodiversity across Europe.


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