Past Events

Image: Neolithic trackway, Hatfield Moors © Henry Chapman

Past Events

Peatland Action: Learning from Success - Annual IUCN Conference October 2014

October 20, 2014
Our annual 'Investing in Peatlands' conference series was held on Monday October 20th - Wednesday October 22nd 2014 at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, Scotland.

World Forum on Natural Capital

November 22, 2015
The natural world provides us with an estimated $72 trillion worth of goods and services vital for a growing economy. Yet, with an ever expanding population it is under pressure to support our activity. Natural capital, without a doubt, impacts on our lives and businesses, and the World Forum offers a unique opportunity to hear the latest thinking from business leaders, government representatives and environmental experts from around the world. To book your place or to find out more visit:

Conservation in the 21st Century: the why, what, how of natural capital

November 24, 2015
Time: 09:45 – 16:30 Venue: St Paul’s & St George’s, 46 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JW Conservation in the 21st Century: The why, what, how of natural capital, will be a key event to help UK conservation NGOs understand how the rapidly evolving and potentially game-changing natural capital agenda can help tackle conservation challenges at local and national scales and help delegates to understand the opportunity of the growing interest from business, government and local authorities.

Progress: Peatland ACTION

January 6, 2016
Since 2013 some 5580ha of Scotland’s peatlands across 100 sites have been directly benefitting from physical restoration work, funded by Peatland ACTION. Over the course of this winter, this figure is set to increase by another 3000ha.   This has all been thanks to around £8 million funding from the Scottish Government between 2013 and 2015, administered by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The main aims of the funding are to:

Peatlands: Action in Scotland to tackle a global problem

May 24, 2016
Join us for an evening drinks reception to discuss peatlands and the Peatland Code. The reception will be held at Archers' Hall, 66 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh on Tuesday May 24th from 6pm to 8pm by kind permission of the President and Council of the Royal Company of Archers. The event will precede the Scottish Land & Estates Spring Conference, which is to be held on May 25th.

Royal Highland Show: A Peatland Briefing

June 23, 2016
David Johnstone, Chairman of Scottish Land & Estates has great pleasure in inviting you to a briefing on Peatlands and the Peatland Code at The Scottish Land & Estates Stand at The Royal Highland Show June 23rd 2016, 11am – 11:30am

The Peatland Code Webinar: A practical solution to a global problem

July 26, 2016
Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment Webinar - 12:30pm - 1:30pm REGISTER HERE  

Richard Payne
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Image of sphagnum in pool © Joe Holden
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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…
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Peatland biodiversity - butterflies & mothsAt Butterfly Conservation we understand the great value of healthy functioning peatlands for…
Cover of GHG emissions inventory
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Marsden Moor fire © BBC News
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Staff from RSPB, Scottish Water and the contractor, McGowan Ltd, discuss the successful works at Moss of Kinmundy
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Delgates at the policy and practice workshop
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