Past Events


Image: Neolithic trackway, Hatfield Moors © Henry Chapman

Past Events

Study opportunity: Managing peatland natural capital in the Falkland Islands (PhD in Environmental Geography)

January 9, 2019
Managing peatland natural capital in the Falkland Islands (PhD in Environmental Geography) Lead supervisor: Dr Richard Payne, Department of Environment and Geography, University of York Co-supervisors: Prof. Chris Evans (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Dr Ilaria Marengo (South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute), Dr Dmitri Mauquoy (University of Aberdeen).

Wetland Management Demonstration Event

May 16, 2019
Location: Fenn’s & Whixall NNR, North Shropshire/Wrexham SY13 2PD   Fenn’s & Whixall National Nature Reserve, Britain’s 3rd largest raised bog, this is an opportunity to see: Peat bunding techniques in operation Tree harvesting to convert peatland to bog Trials to manage Molinia (Purple Moor Grass) Time: 1:0am – 3pm  

Cumbria BogLIFE end of project conference

May 23, 2019
This conference marks the end of the five year, EU LIFE-funded lowland raised peatbog restoration project, which has taken place over 3 sites in Cumbria. These are Bolton Fell Moss, Wedholme Flow, and Roudsea Wood and Mosses.

Peatland Hydrology Workshop

June 20, 2019
Cumbria BogLIFE and Pennine PeatLIFE Peatland Hydrology Workshop 20th-21st June 2019  

Full Flow

July 5, 2019
Lairg Community Centre, The Main Street, Lairg, IV27 4DD A Free ticketed event to highlight the bid for The Flow Country to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Full Flow

July 6, 2019
Thurso High School, Ormlie Road, Thurso, KW14 7DS A Free ticketed event to highlight the bid for The Flow Country to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Full Flow

July 7, 2019
Empire Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness A paid ticketed event to highlight the bid for The Flow Country to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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…