State of the UK Peatlands

Image: Sphagnum moss, Munsary © Richard Lindsay

State of the UK Peatlands

Scientific Review

The draft review Towards an Assesment of the State of UK Peatlands defines what is meant by peatlands in the UK, and describes issues relating to the definition and mapping of peat and peaty soils and their associated vegetation. The report includes available data and information sources and where possible quantifies the nature of UK peatlands and the extent of our knowledge of peatlands distribution and conditions.

Please note, the views expressed in this review are those of the authors. The IUCN UK Peatland Programme is not responsible for the content of this review and does not necessarily endorse the views contained within.

Review Team

This Review is being led by the Soils, Uplands and Lowland Wetland Lead Co-ordination Network of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).