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Peatlands: A Natural Solution!

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

Peatland Gateway Case Studies

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

Sphagnum moss

The natural building blocks of healthy peat bogs

Emperor Moth Larva

Just one example of the diverse biodiversity living on peat habitats

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

Businesses to harness natural capital value of peatlands thanks to new tool

IUCN UK Peatland Programme launches innovative Peatland Code at the World Forum on Natural Capital

An innovative mechanism to enable business investment in peatlands, taking into account its many valuable services to mankind, is to be launched today (Monday 23rd November) at the World Forum for Natural Capital in Edinburgh.


Conservation in the 21st Century: the why, what, how of natural capital

Time: 09:45 – 16:30

Venue: St Paul’s & St George’s, 46 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JW

Conservation in the 21st Century: The why, what, how of natural capital, will be a key event to help UK conservation NGOs understand how the rapidly evolving and potentially game-changing natural capital agenda can help tackle conservation challenges at local and national scales and help delegates to understand the opportunity of the growing interest from business, government and local authorities.


Peatland Code to be launched at World Forum on Natural Capital

The IUCN UK Peatland Programme is delighted to be launching the Peatland Code at the World Forum on Natural Capital on the evening of November 23rd.

This innovative scheme will enable businesses to help restore some of the world's most iconic and wild landscapes, with real benefits for climate, wildlife and local communities.


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