Bog Day

Bog Day is celebrated around the world every year on the fourth Sunday in July. This year we will be celebrating the brilliance of bogs on Sunday 23rd July.

Bog Day

 

Bog Day logoBog Day is celebrated around the world every year on the 4th Sunday in July. This year we will be celebrating the brilliance of bogs on Sunday 23rd July. 

This annual event, in celebration of bogs, fens, swamps & marshes is an opportunity to raise awareness of peatlands – the benefits they provide, the threats they face and the ways we can all help protect them.

There are still plenty of opportunities to find out about peatlands and the work being done to protect and restore them. See our Events pages or Peatland Project Map to find out about a peatland near you.

Voices around the world participated in the Bog Day ‘Peatlands are..’ video series, asking individuals to finish the sentence and to tell us what peatlands mean to them. For some they encapsulate time itself, for others it's the sheer power they have to store carbon when they are restored and protected and the home they provide for wildlife, particularly for threatened and declining species. Drawing from these video submissions, the following 'Peatlands are...' film compilation shows the different relationships and meanings peatlands have to many people across the globe.

 

 

If you have peatland resources or upcoming events you would like to share to help celebrate Bog Day please contact info@iucn.org.uk.

You can find out about Bog Day events, download Bog Day branding and activities, and find out what bogs are and why they are special. We’ll be Tweeting in the run-up and on the day from @IUCNPeat with #BogDay.

We hope you will join us in celebrating Bog Day on Sunday 23rd July.

Scientist taking scientific measurements in peatland. Credit Emma Hinchliffe
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