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Habitats: Bogs & peatland

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Flora locale training and other events


If you would like to suggest a new training event for this topic then please let us know.


Flora locale publications, guidance & documents on this website

UK National Ecosystem Assessment   A major analysis of the state of UK ecosystems, the benefits provided by the UK's natural heritage and options for the future.

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Case Studies on Flora locale's website

The Yorkshire Peat Partnershipexternal web site Peatland restoration including grip restoration

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Irish Peatland Conservation Council
Raised bogs Irish Peatland Conservation Council
International Mire Conservation Group
International Peat Society
Mires in the National Vegetation Classification System  (Wikipedia)
Raised bogs and mires - selection of European sites
Peat in horticulture and conservation: the UK response to a changing world Alexander et al., 2008
Commission of Inquiry on Peatlands (IUCN UK, 2011)
Moorland. See Ch. 6 of The Upland Management Handbook (on Natural England website)
Reducing the use of horticultural peat in England (Wildlife and Countryside Link, 2011)
Consultation on reducing the use of horticultural peat in England (Defra, 2011)
Peat and the environment (Royal Horticultural Society)
Protecting peat (Plantlife)
The Peatlands of Scotland: The urgent need for restoration and conservation (RSPB, 2009)
Wind Turbines, Sensitive Bird Populations and Peat Soils: A Spatial Planning Guide for on-shore wind farm developments in Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside (RSPB & The Wildlife Trusts, 2008)
Wind Turbines and Peat Soils: A Spatial Planning Guide for on-shore wind farm developments in Cumbria (RSPB, 2008)


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