The National Peatland Action Programme
The National Peatland Action Programme is a 5 year plan of peatland restoration in Wales.
Welsh peatlands need urgent action to address the nature and climate emergencies.
Peatlands support a variety of habitats and species, they:
- capture and store carbon
- regulate greenhouse gases
- maintain biodiversity
- regulate water.
Funded by Welsh Government, this programme was set up to coordinate peatland restoration action in Wales.
The National Peatland Action Programme has six priorities:
- Peatland erosion
- Peatland drainage
- Sustainable management of blanket peats
- Sustainable management of lowland peats
- The restoration of afforested peatlands
- The gradual restoration of our highest carbon peatlands.
Restoration action on over 1650 hectares in the first two years (2020-22) means the programme surpassed its initial restoration targets of 600-800 hectares of public and private land every year.
The programme will also safeguard peatlands that are in good and recovering condition.
Read more on the Natural Resources Wales website.