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Publications and Resources

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

Updated Edition of Conserving Bogs: The Management Handbook

Conserving Bogs: The Management Handbook

Conserving Bogs: The Management Handbook is a practical manual: a cookbook of methods and techniques to help people effectively manage and conserve bogs. This new edition has been updated to reflect advances and evolution in both understanding and techniques. 

The good news is that not only can intact peatlands be conserved but damaged ones be restored, in the process realising many benefits. In the pages that follow readers can find out about the ways in which it is possible to place peatlands on the road to recovery, reversing the effects of centuries of ignorance as to their true value.” Dr. Tony Juniper CBE, 2019.


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 findings 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.


| 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.

| 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.