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Publications and Resources

Find the latest briefings and reports from the IUCN UK Peatland Programme.

LATESTIUCN Briefing Notes on Peatlands. These briefing notes are aimed at policy makers, practitioners and academics to help explain the ecological processes that underpin peatland function.

INFO: Conserving Bogs - The Management Handbook. A practical manual to the methods and techniques to effectively manage and conserve bogs.


Commission of Inquiry

The Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands was set up to produce an authoritative set of reports assessing the science on key areas of relevance to policy makers. The findsings represent the culmination of 18 months of collaboration between peatland experts from land management, science and policy from across the UK, and revealed the enormous importance of our peatlands for people and wildlife.

Demonstrating Success

IUCN UK Peatland Programme Demonstrating Success Booklet series showcase successful peatland restoration projects from across the UK and Internationally. Now published - Global Peatland Restoration: Demonstrating Success - available for download.


| 10 Aug 2016
Atmospheric Pollution

This latest in the series of briefing notes has been prepared by Chris Evans, Sarah Woodin and Richard Lindsay on the topic of atmospheric pollution.

| 10 Aug 2016
The Peatland Code Webinar: A practical solution to a global problem

IEMA invited the IUCN UK Peatland Programme to hold a webinar on the Peatland Code in July 2016. Below is the recording, helping to explain this mechanism, which is designed to attract private funding for peatland restoration and providing examples of the type of work it might be used to fund.

| 9 Aug 2016
Assessing the opportunity costs associated with peatland restoration

The IUCN UK Peatland Programme recently commissioned a report into the opportunity costs associated with peatland restoration from Andrew Moxey of Pareto Consulting

| 5 Jun 2015
More than just a bog: schools resources about peatlands for A Level and Higher pupils

Developed by the Sustainable Uplands project in collaboration with IUCN UK Peatland Programme, these resources were launched in 2013 on the UK National Parks website. Find out more.

| 11 Dec 2014
IUCN UK Peatland Programme Winter Newsletter 2014

To read the IUCN UK Peatland Programme Winter Newsletter, please click here.

| 4 Nov 2014
Presentations from Peatland Action: Learning from Success Conference 2014

Presentations from our annual conference. This year 2014 was Peatland Action: Learning from Success October 2014 Inverness.

| 4 Nov 2014
IUCN Briefing Notes on Peatlands

IUCN Briefing Notes on different aspects of Peatlands. Written and prepared by Richard Lindsay, Richard Birnie and Jack Clough.

| 28 Sep 2014
Comparing GHG emissions from afforested, restored and near-natural peatlands - The Status Quo

Summary points from IUCN UK Peatland Programme workshop on Forests and Peatland Science from June 3rd 2014 at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation