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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

IUCN Annual Conference 2014 - Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for our annual conference Peatland Action: Learning from Success to be held Monday October 20th - Wednesday October 22nd 2014 at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, Scotland.


Inaugural Lecture by Mark Reed (IUCN Research Manager)

In this talk Prof Mark Reed, who is also the IUCN UK Peatland Programme's Research Manager, challenges us to look differently at Britain's most overlooked landscape.


National Peatland Plan Welcomed

IUCN UK Peatland Programme along with other environmental organisations welcomed the publication of the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) National Peatland Plan – the consultation on the future of Scotland’s peatland. SNH are seeking views on this important draft plan and is seen as fantastic progress towards protecting and enhancing Scotland’s peatlands.


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