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).

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…
Image of bog vegetation © Dom Hinchley
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…
Large heath butterfly
Peatland biodiversity - butterflies & mothsAt Butterfly Conservation we understand the great value of healthy functioning peatlands for…
Cover of GHG emissions inventory
Inclusion of peatlands in the UK's GHG emissions inventory publishedThe long-awaited report on inclusion of peatlands in the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…
Marsden Moor fire © BBC News
Record breaking Spring temperatures exacerbate wildfire outbreaks across the UKThe summer heatwave of 2018 was accompanied by wildfires across the UK with a major incident…
Staff from RSPB, Scottish Water and the contractor, McGowan Ltd, discuss the successful works at Moss of Kinmundy
Ugie Peatland Partnership welcomes restoration of local bogBog restoration works are expected to benefit local water quality and nature, as well as contribute…
Delgates at the policy and practice workshop
New initiative to combine data across studies and sites to better inform peatland policy and practice Researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from across Europe, whose goal is to understand better…
Peatland milled for horticulture
Moving towards a future of peat-free productsCheap, usually imported, bags of peat do not reflect the environmental costs to society caused by…