Conference 2021

13th – 16th September, 2021

Image: Peak District, England © Pete Quinn

Conference 2021

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Our annual conference series present opportunities for policy makers, scientists, land managers and practitioners from different disciplines to share their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm of peatland conservation and management. 

As 2021 welcomes the emergence of country level plans for peatland conservation and management across the UK this year’s conference will celebrate the progress being made by peatland partnerships and communities to protect, enhance and restore these valuable areas. We will reflect on the funding, evidence and communication needed to achieve effective action for peatlands and explore learnings to ensure progress continues along a road to recovery.  

This year’s IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference ‘Peatlands in Partnership: a road to recovery' took place on 13th - 16th September 2021 and was delivered as a virtual event in partnership with Pennine PeatLIFE, led by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership in collaboration with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Forest of Bowland AONB Partnership, and Moors for the Future Partnership’s MoorLIFE2020 project. 
 
The UK is a global leader in peatland restoration. This is only made possible by the enthusiasm and dedication of hundreds of individuals, whether paid staff or volunteers; NGO, Government, academic, business or private land manager. We would like to commend the whole peatland community and particularly the partnerships that drive this work, restoring and protecting peatlands for future generations. 

The 2021 IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference was delivered in partnership with:
 

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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.