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Our annual conference series presents opportunities for the UK peatland community - policy makers, scientists, land managers and practitioners - to share their enthusiasm, knowledge and experience of peatland conservation and management.
The 14th IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference will offer in-person attendance across all three days, as well as the opportunity to join our plenary talks on Day 1 remotely.
This year’s theme of ‘Beyond Restoration’ will allow us to take a look into the future of peatland management, reflect on the collective direction of travel and explore mechanisms to secure the future of UK peatlands in the long-term. Being located in Ely, in close proximity to lowland fens, gives us the opportunity to reflect on the unique challenges posed through managing these landscapes, as well as using the local context to explore nationally relevant topics such as agri-environment funding and policies, aftercare/management needs post restoration, and research opportunities. Whilst we will use the local landscape to frame the conference, we will seek to ensure that much of the material is relevant to partners working in both upland and lowland habitats.
Further announcements regarding the conference will be available on our website and shared on Twitter @IUCNpeat #PeatConf23.