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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.

| 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)

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.

| 28 May 2017
Event: Annual Convention and Symposium of the International Peatland Society

The Annual Convention and Symposium of the International Peatland Society (IPS) will be held at the Mariott Hotel in Aberdeen, Scotland in May 2017.

| 21 Mar 2017
Event: Flow Country Conference IV

The next Flow Country research conference will be held in Thurso between the 21st and 24th of March 2017 under the theme 'Thinking Big'.

| 17 Mar 2017
News: Peatland Springs into ACTION

On a beautiful sunny morning in March, Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform in Scotland, officially re-launched the Peatland ACTION project.

| 15 Mar 2017
News: The Meres and Mosses Forum 2017: The future of wetland restoration: Business as usual or time to change?

15th & 16th March 2017 The Meres and Mosses Forum is an annual conference for both researchers and practitioners interested in lowland peat-based ecosystems and their place in the landscape.

| 15 Mar 2017
News: Scottish Government sets peatlands on route to recovery

The Scottish Government today announced funding of £8 million over the next year to support peatland restoration under the Peatland Action scheme. The announcement was made by Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham on a visit to Scottish Wildlife Trust's Red Moss of Balerno nature reserve in Edinburgh. It follows proposals in Scotland’s draft Climate Change Plan for 250,000 hectares of peatlands to be restored by 2032, by providing a fund that communities and land managers can apply for.