The IUCN UK Peatland Programme exists to promote peatland restoration in the UK and advocates the multiple benefits of peatlands through partnerships, strong science, sound policy and effective practice.

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Peatland Programme

Our Vision

 

Our long term vision is that peatlands in the UK function to their full potential and that there is no further loss of peatland ecosystems, providing cost effective solutions for climate change, water and biodiversity. Investment in peatland restoration is needed now, securing the benefits they provide and avoiding the costly consequences of their deterioration.

The work of the Peatland Programme is overseen by a coalition of partner bodies including: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)Moors for the Future PartnershipNational Trust for ScotlandNatural EnglandNatural Resources WalesNorth Pennines Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership;  Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB); Scottish Natural HeritageScottish Wildlife TrustUniversity of East LondonUniversity of Newcastle and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

The Programme is currently hosted by Scottish Wildlife Trust and primarily funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

South West Peatland Partnership vacancies
South West Peatland Partnership job vacanciesThe South West Peatland Partnership (Exeter, Devon) have 8 job vacancies available to support their…
UNFCCC COP26
Reflections from the UNFCCC COP26 Peatland PavilionThe first COP26 Peatland Pavilion stood out as one of only a handful of thematic pavilions and one…
The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland cover
'The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland' by Clifton BainThe IUCN UK Peatland Programme's Clifton Bain completes his trilogy with this look at the Peatlands…
PeatLIFE People
Pennine PeatLIFE film by Land & Sky MediaAt the September IUCN UK Peatland Programme/LIFE conference film night, the North Pennines AONB…
Renée Kerkvliet-Hermans, Peatland Code Co-ordinator at the 'Finance for Nature - Positive Future for People and the Planet'
Peatland Code updateThe Peatland Code now has 48 Projects registered with a total of almost 8000 ha of peatland…
NatureScot Peatland ACTION we're hiring flyer
NatureScot Peatland ACTION expansion and opportunitiesThe NatureScot Peatland ACTION team is expanding to meet demand and provide more green jobs to…
Curlew by Damian Waters
Climate change and UK birds – a focus on peatlandsIn early November, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) launched a new report on the impacts of…
Digger reprofiling
Pennine PeatLIFE finishes restoration works in the Forest of BowlandThe Forest of Bowland AONB is the westernmost extent of the Pennine chain.
Wave dams Cairngorms National Park
Drain (grip) blocking in the Cairngorms National Park Peatland ACTION Project Officer Matt Watson (Cairngorms National Park) provides an insight into…
MFFP image
The importance of peatlands in protecting urban areas in a warming worldGreater Manchester was chosen by the Making Cities Resilient 2030 initiative to serve a three-year…
Dawn at Marches Mosses by Stephen Barlow
Marches Mosses marks 30-year milestone in fight against climate change An internationally important lowland raised peat bog between England and Wales celebrates its 30th…
Virtual Peatland Pavilion
Virtual Peatland Pavilion for COP26 UNFCCCWe are delighted to launch a new dome in the Virtual Peatland Pavilion for COP26 UNFCCC.