Friday, 28 September 2012

Support for Peatland in the Scottish draft Budget 2013-2014

The Scottish Government published its draft budget for 2013-2014 last week and this includes specific mention of peatlands as a valuable part of Scotland’s economy.  Investment in peatland restoration has been identified as a priority, which will  bring benefits for water quality, biodiversity and climate change.  IUCN UK Peatland Programme Director, Clifton Bain welcomed the announcement as a positive move which will help the environment and save money by reducing the long term costs to society from damaged peatlands.

More information is available on the Scottish Government's website

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