Demonstrating Success

Image: Sphagnum riparium © Emma Goodyer

Demonstrating Success

IUCN UK Peatland Programme Demonstrating Success Booklet series showcase successful peatland restoration projects from across the UK and Internationally.

Case studies illustrate opportunities for restoration and sustainable management, globally and in the UK, as well as innovative ways of engaging people in conservation action.Demostrating success UK Peatland restorationDemostrating Global peatland restoration

‘Global Peatland Restoration – Demonstrating Success’, a publication from the IUCN UK Peatland Programme and CEM Thematic Group on Peatlands, was launched in Brussels in 2014, and showcases successful restoration projects across the world. 

The UK is among the world-leaders in peatland restoration and through the IUCN UK Peatland Programme, a partnership of government and public organisations is working to safeguard healthy peatlands that can bring benefits to society. A selection of case studies have been brought together in ‘UK Peatland Restoration – Demonstrating Success’ to showcase the deliver of peatland restoration results through an ecosystem approach.  

Where possible projects featuring in these publications are also available to view on the Projects Map

The Extraordinary Story of Peat and Carbon
New short animation explores the extraordinary story of peat and carbonExploring the extraordinary quantities of carbon locked up on millennial timescales within peatland…
February newsletter: winter edition
IUCN UK Peatland Programme Newsletter: Winter Edition 2021Read the latest IUCN UK Peatland Programme newsletter.
The West Cavan Bog Association Site
Eyes on the Bog: The West Cavan Bog Association SitesTwo new Eyes on the Bog sites have been established by the West Cavan Bog Association, in Fartrin…
IUCN UK PP Conference
Reflections from the 10th IUCN UK Peatland Programme ConferenceThe 10th annual IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference was delivered online for the first time, with…
UK GHG inventory
Peatland addition to the UK GHG inventory adds 3.5% to national emissionsThe end of January saw the long awaited, formal inclusion of peatlands in the UK GHG emissions…
Peatland Code update
Peatland Code updateInterest in the Peatland Code continues to grow and the team are experiencing increased demand for…
Shetland Peatland Restoration
Getting out to the bog in ShetlandAn innovative solution to accessing a Peatland Restoration site in Shetland.
Heather burn (C) North Peninnes AONB
Defra announce plans to prevent burning of vegetation on protected blanket bog habitats.Today’s announcement from Defra that the government plans to bring forward legislation to prevent…
Deforested bog 2 years post treatment
ScottishPower Renewables winter 2021 peatland restoration activityScottishPower Renewables (SPR) have completed 1267ha of deforested bog restoration using their “…
Pre & post restoration
Microbial understanding of the resilience of peatland systems A series of workshops amongst peatland scientists, practitioners and policy makers held at the…
Volunteer group with newly built dry stone wall
Volunteer group and conservation organisations join forces to improve the health of local moorlandMoors for the Future Partnership has been working with Friends of Crompton Moor carrying out…
MFFP peat dams
Environment Agency working with Peak District partnership to slow the flow of water from the moorsIn its National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England, published in July…