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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.


| 5 Dec 2016
Creating a Legacy for Peatlands: Conference Posters 2016

Please find below links to download posters that were displayed at the IUCN UK Peatland Programme's 2016 conference, 'Creating A Legacy for Peatlands'. Posters were shared by many organisations, showcasing the great variety of work being delivered by the peatland community.

| 16 Nov 2016
Consultation Document: UK Peatland Strategy

A Secure Peatland Future A vision and strategy for the protection, restoration and sustainable management of UK peatlands Where has this come from?

| 26 Oct 2016
Scottish Government debate: Environment and Climate Change (European Union Referendum)

Scottish Peatlands: The fantastic outcome of a peatland resolution from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii reminds us of the global imperative to protect and enhance our peatlands for climate change, biodiversity and water

| 26 Oct 2016
Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry: The future of the natural environment after the EU referendum

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum. The IUCN UK Peatland Programme submitted evidence to this inquiry in September 2016, which can be downloaded below.

| 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.