The IUCN UK Peatland Programme advocates the multiple benefits of peatlands through partnerships, strong science, sound policy and effective practice.
Female Emperor Moth Photo Credit: Erik Paterson
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.
The UK Committee acts as a national focus for the UK and devolved governments and member organisations based in the UK. The Committee works as a convening body, aiming to bring together members from across the IUCN spectrum and from outside in order to share information and to discuss approaches to influencing conservation policy.
The Committee seeks to influence policy at a strategic level, working in partnership to further the conservation of natural resources in the UK, Europe and globally.
The Committee has a Chair, elected for a three-year term, and the Committee’s business is managed by an Executive (ExCo) that is elected annually. The Committee itself is open to anyone who qualifies as described above. A small number of members who are subscribing members to IUCN internationally, also subscribe to the UK Committee in order to fund a secretariat and to finance meetings where issues can be discussed.
To find out more about the IUCN UK Committee visit www.iucn-uk.org
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