Conference 2021

13th – 16th September, 2021

Image: Peak District, England © Pete Quinn

Conference 2021

Conference platform link - Access for Registered delegates only until March 15th 2022. 

Conference Sessions

Programme Summary

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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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