Our Team

Our team is hosted by Scottish Wildlife Trust

Image: Sundew © Norrie Russell

Our Team

Clifton Bain - Director

Clifton Bain is the Director of the IUCN UK Peatland Programme, based in Edinburgh, which is raising awareness of the multiple benefits of peatlands.

Currently on secondment from RSPB, Clifton is a Zoology graduate of Aberdeen University with over 25 years experience in wildlife conservation. For the last ten years has been based in the RSPB Scotland headquarters, in Edinburgh, as senior policy officer, covering biodiversity and climate change advocacy. 


Emma Goodyer - Programme Manager

Emma Goodyer, Programme ManagerPeatland ecosystems have been a major focus for Emma since 2009 when she studied for a PhD, during which she investigated the drivers of community structure of a group of green algae (desmids) in intact and restored blanket bog habitats. She then went on to work as a wetland ecologist, predominantly in Scotland, for Scotland's environmental regulator (SEPA). During her time with SEPA, Emma advised on the environmental impacts of developments on wetlands, as well as drafting policy and guidance to support wetland protection.

 
Emma is enjoying being part of the broad and applied nature of the work that the IUCN UK PP delivers. Her main focus is on the translation of scientific evidence to policy and conservation guidance, as well as managing the  day-to-day running of the programme.


Jillian Hoy - Peatland Code Co-ordinator

Jillian Hoy, Peatland Code CoordinatorBefore moving to the IUCN UK PP, Jillian was employed by Acoura Ltd, a certification body specialising in food, agriculture and the environment. During her time there, Jillian managed the delivery of a number of certification schemes including the Woodland Carbon Code.

Previously Jillian studied for a BSc Ecological Science (Environmental Science) and has just completed an MSc Forest Ecosystem Management. 

 


Sarah Proctor - Communications Manager

Sarah Proctor, Communications ManagerSarah joined the IUCN UK PP from Moors for the Future Partnership where she worked as a Science Project Manager, most recently on the award winning Community Science project.

Sarah has field research experience in Sumatra, Madagascar and the UK which she gained after completing her Master of Research in Ecology and Environmental Management at the University of York. Sarah is delighted to be part of the IUCN UK PP team and is focussed on promoting education, communication and public engagement to ensure long-term conservation outcomes. 

 

 

Dubh lochans and blanket bog at The Flows NNR near Forsinard, Caithness. June 2011 ©Lorne Gill/SNH/2020VISION
Scottish Budget 2020-21The Scottish Government announces £20 million for peatland restoration and a commitment to invest £…
Land use: policies for a Net Zero UK CCC report
Committee on Climate Change Report on Land Use: Policies for a Net Zero UKThe IUCN UK Peatland Programme welcomes strengthened policy and legislative recommendations in the…
Multiple effects of peatland drainage
New resource available: Explaining the impact of peatland drainage.Illustrating the multiple effects of peatland drainage including implications for carbon emissions…
Managed burning of heather © North Pennines AONB
A burning issue: comparison between Australian & UK fire management misses the mark. The news of the ongoing Australian fires is deeply concerning both in terms of the impact on people…
IUCN Resolution 43 reporting
IUCN Resolution 43 reportingNew report on progress under IUCN Resolution 43: Securing the future of global peatlands available…
Langlands Moss Restoration works underway
Langlands Moss Restoration works underwayLanglands Moss Local Nature Reserve, on the south edge of East Kilbride, Scotland is set to be…
Snowdonia Society volunteers creating heather bale dams on the Migneint, Snowdonia. © Dan Struthers Photography
Working together for the future of Welsh peatlandsA major programme of works is underway this season to restore peatlands across Wales. A large…
European Peatland Strategies workshop - Bonn, Germany
European Peatland Strategies workshop - Bonn, Germany Over 30 representatives from across 12 European countries attended a workshop to examine existing…
Bog cotton landscape © Stephen Price
Peatlands and the climate emergency2019 has seen all four devolved governments across the UK declare a climate emergency which will…
Richard Payne
A tribute to Richard Payne The IUCN UK Peatlands Programme team were all saddened to hear the shocking news about the death of…
Image of sphagnum in pool © Joe Holden
Sphagnum is a key ingredient of natural flood managementIn 2008 iCASP published research that showed how water running over Sphagnum on blanket peatlands…
Image of V-notch in ply-sheet dam © Emma Shuttleworth
Peat restoration and natural flood managementThe Upland Environments Research Unit at the University of Manchester has been working closely with…