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| 2 Oct 2018
Event: IUCN UK Peatland Programme 2018 Conference

Peatland Connections: Building Prosperity Date: 2nd - 4th October; Location: The Shore: Loch Lomond, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

| 4 Jul 2018
News: IUCN UK Peatland Programme statement on this summer's moorland fires

The news of major fire incidents in the uplands of north of England during this year’s summer heatwave is deeply concerning both in terms of the impact on people and the environment. While the specific circumstances around the various fires are still being investigated, discussion has turned to the issue of peatlands and the role of managed burns.

| 27 Jun 2018
News: Flow Country appoints World Heritage Site Officer

The Peatlands Partnership has just appointed Joe Perry as their World Heritage Site Officer to take forward the idea of The Flow Country in Sutherland and Caithness becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS). 

| 23 Jun 2018
Event: Marches Mosses BogLIFE Dragonfly Photography

  Date: 23rd June, 11:00 - 15:00   Location: Fenn’s Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve

| 31 May 2018
Event: Marches Mosses BogLIFE Bog Safari Picnic

  Date: 31st May, 10:00 - 14:00   Location: Fenn’s Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve

| 17 May 2018
News: Peatland contributions to UK water security

Peatlands are vital to UK water security and must be protected to preserve the UK’s water supply, warn scientists. water@leeds scientists from the University of Leeds have developed a new global index that identifies water supplied from peatlands as a significant source of drinking water for the UK and the Republic of Ireland .

| 15 May 2018
Event: That’s LIFE – Restoring the Humberhead Peatlands End of Project Conference

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 15th - 16th May In 2014, funding was secured from the European Union's LIFE+ programme to help the restoration of the Humberhead Peatlands, which comprises Thorne, Hatfield, Goole, and Crowle Moors and is designated as a National Nature Reserve (NNR).

| 15 May 2018
News: Grants for peatland restoration

•    £10 million of government grants awarded for work on peatlands •    Area the size of 10,000 football pitches to be restored to peat forming condition •    Restored peatlands will continue to store carbon, improve water quality in rivers and reduce flood risk