Our Vision

The IUCN Peatland Programme has a vision for healthy, wildlife-rich peatlands in the UK that provide multiple benefits for people.

Image: Sphagnum species
© Ahmad Aqel Global Landscapes Forum

Our Vision

 

Our Vision LeafletCornerstones of Our Vision

 

Our Goals

Valued peatlands

The value of our peatlands is better understood and prioritised for restoration and conservation.  

To achieve this goal we will:

Strong partnerships

Bring together scientists, practitioners, land managers and policy makers and all those who can help deliver strategic peatlands goals. 

To achieve this goal we will:

  • Nuture strong partnerships between scientists, peatland practitioners, environmental charities, land managers and policy makers to build scientific and practical knowledge of peatlands and their management. 
  • Build links with businesses to increase awareness of the societal benefits provided by peatlands and broaden support for their restoration and good management.

Action through knowledge exchange

Provide guidance and promote good practice for peatland management that is underpinned by scientific consensus and monitoring, and is responsive to new evidence.

To achieve this goal we will:

 

 

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Richard Payne
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Sphagnum is a key ingredient of natural flood managementIn 2008 iCASP published research that showed how water running over Sphagnum on blanket peatlands…
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Peat restoration and natural flood managementThe Upland Environments Research Unit at the University of Manchester has been working closely with…
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New edition of Conserving Bogs: The Management HandbookA new edition of Conserving Bogs: The Management Handbook is now available. Conserving Bogs: The…
Rob Stoneman at the House of Commons flanked by Rob Brown and Julian Sturdy
Managing the Uplands for Public Benefit House of Commons ReceptionOver 48 representatives from across the peatland community in the UK as well as MPs and Peers…
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Cover of GHG emissions inventory
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Delgates at the policy and practice workshop
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