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| 27 Nov 2017
Event: World Forum on Natural Capital

The next World Forum on Natural Capital, the world's leading natural capital event, will take place on 27-28 November 2017 in Edinburgh.

| 23 Nov 2017
Event: International Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture on Organic Soils

Uppsala, Sweden; 23rd-24th November 2017 Peatland store a major share of the world's soil organic carbon. Many European peatlands have been drained and cultivated in the past centuries. This fosters land surface subsidence and peat mineralisation. This conference will discuss options for maintaining production on organic soils while reducing greenhouse gases emissions and buffering climate change. Registration and abstract submission before 22nd September. See website for more information.

| 26 Sep 2017
Event: Renewable Resources from Wet and Rewetted Peatlands

2nd International Conference on the Utilisation of Wetland Plants Greifswald, Germany; 26th - 28th September 2017

| 21 Sep 2017
Event: BogFest (a joint Moors for the Future Partnership & IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference)

Location: Moorlands Field Centre, Edale, Peak District National Park A joint celebration of our iconic uplands and brilliant blanket bogs hosted by the Moors for the Future Partnership and IUCN UK Peatland Programme. The conference will provide an opportunity to connect with people working on upland and lowland peatland restoration, clough woodland regeneration and upland meadows.

| 11 Aug 2017
News: Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham opens a new centre for volunteering and research in the Flow Country

A new volunteering and research centre was opened today (Mon 7 Aug) by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform in Scotland, Roseanna Cunningham, as part of her visit to the Peatlands Partnership in Forsinard, Sutherland.

| 18 Jul 2017
News: Making sure Peatlands are part of our Future

The national voice for peatlands remains strong after receiving a £500,000 boost, thanks to the generous support of The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and John Ellerman Foundation. These three charitable trusts have funded a five year extension to the IUCN UK Peatland Programme, which speaks up for peatland conservation in the UK.

| 17 Jul 2017
News: Conservation work has a proven effect on protecting Peak District and South Pennine moorland

Work to protect the iconic moorland of the Peak District and South Pennines is having a positive and statistically significant effect on the environment, research recently launched by the Moors for the Future Partnership and The University of Manchester has confirmed.

| 12 Jul 2017
News: Forestry Commission Scotland on the look out for contractors

Peatland restoration is now a mainstream activity for Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) across the National Estate. During the summer of 2017 FCS will be publishing a procurement tender to appoint suitably qualified and experienced contractors to a national framework, with an estimated value of between £8m and £12m. The framework will run for up to four years and deliver all of the peatland restoration on the National Estate, including excavator based tree recycling and rewetting works and manual rewetting works.