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Desmids of peatlands © Emma Goodyer

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New report showcases successes in forest to bog restoration

February 28, 2024
'Forest to Bog Restoration: Demonstrating Success', the fourth publication the series, highlights how the practice of restoring afforested peatlands has advanced significantly, with case studies from across the UK.

Don't miss our 'Measuring biodiversity: from principles to practice' webinar!

February 20, 2024
Join the IUCN UK Peatland Programme for this free webinar as we explore traditional and technological approaches to measuring biodiversity and how they are being applied in restoring and conserving our precious peatlands.

Introducing our species showcases

February 2, 2024
Throughout 2024, we are celebrating peatland biodiversity through a series of monthly showcases featuring a particular peatland species or species group. Our first showcase introduces the Sphagnum mosses.

Come and volunteer with us!

January 29, 2024
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Communications Volunteer who can help us with our website redevelopment by helping to populate our new website with content and images.

Fill in the PeatQuest Survey to shape global peatland research

January 23, 2024
The PeatQuest Research Project team are inviting you to participate in their global survey, as your valuable input will help guide peatland stakeholders by suggesting future projects and highlighting important research topics and priorities for the next decade and beyond.

Paludiculture call for evidence for Peatland Code

January 11, 2024
Please fill in our survey! We are inviting evidence for all paludiculture sites and all crop types, regardless of their success to help us to fully understand the current paludiculture landscape and seek funding for the research gaps that need filling.

New Year Honours for peatland specialist

January 3, 2024
Natural Resources Wales’ senior peatland specialist, Dr Peter Jones, has been awarded an MBE for services to Welsh peatlands and to the community in Wales.

Forest to Bog Restoration cover image and example spread
New report showcases successes in forest to bog restoration'Forest to Bog Restoration: Demonstrating Success', the fourth publication the series, highlights…
Sphagnum pulchrum © Brian Eversham
Don't miss our 'Measuring biodiversity: from principles to practice' webinar!Join the IUCN UK Peatland Programme for this free webinar as we explore traditional and…
Sphagnum lindbergii (c) Emma Hinchliffe
Introducing our species showcasesThroughout 2024, we are celebrating peatland biodiversity through a series of monthly showcases…
Emperor moth (C) Pete Quinn
Come and volunteer with us!We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Communications Volunteer who can help us with our…
Snowdon (c) Marian Pye
Fill in the PeatQuest Survey to shape global peatland researchThe PeatQuest Research Project team are inviting you to participate in their global survey, as your…
Peter Jones
New Year Honours for peatland specialistNatural Resources Wales’ senior peatland specialist, Dr Peter Jones, has been awarded an MBE for…
Saltyco Engine Farm Paludiculture trials (C) E Hinchliffe
Paludiculture call for evidence for Peatland CodePlease fill in our survey! We are inviting evidence for all paludiculture sites and all crop types…
Screenshot of Virtual Peatland Pavilion
New Virtual Peatland PavilionThe IUCN UK Peatland Programme and Richard Lindsay have produced a new Virtual Peatland Pavilion,…
Clifton Bain (c) IUCN UK PP
Clifton Bain retires after 14 yearsAfter 14 years at the IUCN UK Peatland Programme, our Programme Advisor Clifton Bain, is retiring.…
One of the SCO2FLUX peatland emissions monitoring network in Shetland (c) Linda Toca
Interested in developing and validating models of peat depth, condition and water table dynamics?Developing, validating and verifying Peatland Code or other peatland restoration projects can be a…
Ben Wyvis (c) Swift Films/NatureScot
New incentive scheme for peatland project designers The first round of a new NatureScot Peatland ACTION incentive scheme to encourage more peatland…
Wemyss and March Estate (c) Swift Films Nature Scot
New training scheme to upskill peatland machine operators Peatland ACTION is piloting a new training scheme to help more people develop the skills to carry…