Projects - IUCN UK Peatland Programme
The IUCN UK Peatland Programme was set up in 2009 to promote peatland restoration in the UK. The Programme advocates the multiple benefits of peatlands through partnerships, strong science, sound policy and effective practice.
The work of the Peatland Programme is overseen by a coalition of environmental bodies including the John Muir Trust, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, RSPB, North Pennines AONB Partnership, Moors for the Future, Natural England and the University of East London.
A three year programme of work has been developed to provide a ‘conservation quartet’ consisting of partnerships, strong science, sound policy and effective practice. One of the overarching themes for this work is the promotion of the multiple benefits of peatlands to society
Clifton Bain, IUCN NCUK Peatland Programme Manager addresses a workshop on peatland at the World Conservation Congress in Korea
|| Our work will
• Provide a focus for peatland research and management
• Offer credible messages for decision makers
• Facilitate consensus building and knowledge exchange
• Highlight the benefits and values of peatland ecosystem services
The IUCN UK Peatland Programme has recently completed a Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands, held a very successful conference in Bangor and produced a report on good practice examples. It will be hosting a workshop at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea in September 2012.