Past Events


Image: Neolithic trackway, Hatfield Moors © Henry Chapman

Past Events

'Investing in Peatlands - the Climate Challenge' Conference

September 29, 2010
Our first IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference, in collaboration with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership, was held at Durham University this September.

Open Inquiry on Peatlands

November 3, 2010
The IUCN UK Peatland Programme Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands held an Open Inquiry event on Wednesday 3rd November, at the University of Edinburgh.

Restoring Welsh Blanket Bog: End of Project Conference

March 9, 2011
The conference (8-9 March 2011) marks the end of the hugely sucessful five-year LIFE Active blanket bog in Wales project.

'Investing in Peatlands - Delivering Multiple Benefits' Conference

June 20, 2011
We are pleased to announce that our annual 'Investing in Peatlands' conference will be held at the University of Stirling, 20-22 June 2011. This year the conference theme is 'Delivering Multiple Benefits'.

'Investing in Peatlands: Demonstrating Success' Symposium 2012

August 3, 2011
Joint British Ecological Society and IUCN UK Peatland Programme Symposium Bangor University, Wales 26 - 28 June 2012 This international symposium will bring together experts from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of peatlands and peatland restoration from an ecological, social and economic perspective.

Investing in Peatlands: Partnership for a New Peatland Era 2013 Conference

April 19, 2013
The latest 'Investing in Peatlands' Conference organised by the IUCN UK National Committee Peatland Programme is set for 10th -12th September 2013 at York University.

Global Restoration Demonstrating Success Workshop and Launch

April 28, 2014
We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest IUCN UK Peatland Programme and CEM Thematic Group on Peatlands publication, Global Peatland Restoration Demonstrating Success (following on from UK Peatland Restoration Demonstrating Success).

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…