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Natura 2000 is the centrepiece of EU nature & biodiversity policy. It is an EUwide network of nature protection areas established under the 1992 Habitats Directive. The aim of the network is to assure the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats. It is comprised of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) designated by Member States under the Habitats Directive, and also incorporates Special Protection Areas (SPAs) which they designate under the 1979 Birds Directive. www.ec.europa.eu
The UK Peat GeoNetwork was developed as portal to share metadata and facilitate science/policy/practice exchange, and hosts an open source database to allow input of metadata on research projects. www.ukpeatgeonetwork.org.uk
Created in 1995 according to the National Wetlands Action Plan set by the French Government, the centre gather and distribute information, promote sustainable management and assess results.www.pole-tourbieres.org
The MICCA Programme on climate change mitigation in agriculture has four main aims. With partners, produce maps and data on greenhouse gas emissions from peatlands; give guidance on practices and policies for reducing emissions from peatlands used for agriculture and forestry; and raise awareness of the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from land use sector. The Programme coordinates the global Organic Soils and Peatlands Climate Change Mitigation Initiative. www.fao.org/climatechange/micca/peat