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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

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.


Now Available Free Online: Conserving Bogs; The Management Handbook

Now available online for free is the revised 'Conserving Bogs; The Management Handbook', a handbook of methods and techniques to effectively manage and conserve bogs.


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.


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