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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.

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

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.


Scottish National Peatland Plan

IUCN UK Peatland Programme respond to Scottish Natural Heritage Consultation on Scotland's National Peatland Plan.


New call to Government to restore English upland peatlands

A coalition of conservation organisations and water companies are calling on the UK Government to increase commitment and resources so that English uplands can thrive with wildlife and provide the carbon, water and other environmental services that healthy bogs deliver.


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