Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Irish Peatland Conservation

Photo: IPCC

The scale of the Irish peatland challenge is revealed in The Irish Peatland Conservation Council's (IPCC) new action plan "Ireland’s Peatland Conservation Action Plan 2020".

The website has more detail but as a starter:

  • 269,267ha of peatlands are of conservation interest in Ireland. This represents 23% of the original peatland area in the country.
  • There are 736 peatland sites of conservation value in the Republic of Ireland and 138 peatland sites of conservation value in Northern Ireland.
  • 129 actions are needed to conserve our peatlands and return degraded and threatened peatlands to favourable conservation status.
Does this information provide lessons for us in Scotland?

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