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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.

| 25 Oct 2017
Event: Talk: Peat Erosion and Restoration in the Peak District

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Doncaster 7:00pm - 8:30pm

| 16 Oct 2017
News: £6 million invested in restoring nature’s natural carbon store in Northern England

A new £6 million project launches today to help fix large swathes of Pennine peatland over the next four years. The project, Pennine PeatLIFE, which will take place in areas of the North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland, will fix currently damaged areas of blanket bog or ‘peat bog’, so that they once more provide homes for wildlife, store carbon to help us combat climate change and help filter clean water for us to drink.

| 4 Oct 2017
News: Cinderella will go to the ball, but she’ll be wearing hiking boots, not glass slippers!

Fairy-tale in Edale as rare habitat is celebrated at festival-style conference in remote Peak District village.  This September, nearly 300 international experts in peatlands came together to learn, share and celebrate the wonder of bogs at BogFest, a conference delivered with a festival atmosphere.

| 28 Sep 2017
News: Peatland Management and Conservation in Latvia

Latvia is a relatively small peatland nation in comparison to Scotland. However, the ailments of Latvian peatlands are strikingly similar: pressures from forestry plantations, drainage, peat extraction for fuel and horticulture plus the added pressures of climatic change all resonated with me.  The scale of the Latvian landscape feels vast and their forest and peatland habitats much larger and less fragmented than those in Scotland. They feel truly wild.  Perhaps this is the way they once were in the UK?   Lake Kaņieris

| 27 Sep 2017
News: Maximise the Impact of your Research with Conservation Evidence

How well did your last conservation project go? What were the lessons that you learned? And who did you share those lessons with? We all know that it can be hard to test how well your project worked, but the Conservation Evidence workshop at BogFest this year showed that even simple studies can reveal a lot – and that it is crucial to share these findings with other conservationists.

| 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