Desmids of peatlands © Emma Goodyer
January 23, 2020
The IUCN UK Peatland Programme welcomes strengthened policy and legislative recommendations in the most recent Committee on Climate Change report for increasing the area of UK peatland under restoration and a move to more sustainable management practices.
January 10, 2020
The news of the ongoing Australian fires is deeply concerning both in terms of the impact on people, wildlife, the environment and the picture it paints of the risks brought about by changing weather patterns and the global climate crisis. The threat to human lives, disruption to travel as well as the huge financial costs in tackling the fires and dealing with the aftermath deserves urgent international attention. Recent media in the UK has drawn inappropriate comparisons between the management of the fires in Australia and the use of fire in moorland management in the UK.
December 16, 2019
New report on progress under IUCN Resolution 43: Securing the future of global peatlands available with links to known Peatland Strategies from around the world now available.
November 28, 2019
A major programme of works is underway this season to restore peatlands across Wales. A large proportion of the 90,000 hectares of peat soils found in Wales are in unfavourable condition, so the Welsh Peatlands Sustainable Management Scheme (SMS) project is working with a host of conservation organisations, landowners, schools and stakeholders to tackle these peatlands and enthuse and educate the next generation. Together we have been working on peatlands across the country to deliver positive action on the ground: