This report represents the culmination of 18 months of focused collaboration between peatland experts from land management, science and policy from across the UK, and reveals the enormous importance of our peatlands for people and wildlife.
This report makes clear the multiple benefits of peatland conservation and restoration, particularly in relation to carbon savings, cleaner drinking water, wildlife conservation and historic archive preservation.
The Inquiry has identified a clear strategy for action to bring our peatlands back from the brink, and points the way forward to avoid the social and environmental costs of further deterioration.
The full report and summary of findings are available to download below, in reader view and single page view (for desktop printing).Download:
|IUCN UK Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands Full Report readerview.pdf||2,376.43kB|
|IUCN UK Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands Full Report spv web.pdf||2,439.91kB|
|IUCN UK Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands Summary of Findings readerview.pdf||905.87kB|
|IUCN UK Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands Summary of Findings spv web.pdf||905.31kB|