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IUCN Peatland Programme: Paludiculture Call for Evidence

The IUCN UK Peatland Programme exists to promote peatland restoration in the UK and advocates the multiple benefits of peatlands through partnerships, strong science, sound policy and effective practice.

IUCN are inviting any information about paludiculture sites greater than one hectare in any part of the world, and all crop types, regardless of their success.​

Research commissioned by Defra, and conducted by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, the James Hutton Institute and SRUC, proposed a methodology that could be used to verify greenhouse gas emission reductions from paludiculture, opening up the possibility of including paludiculture in the Peatland Code for the first time. However, given the limited empirical data across the range of paludiculture crops, management regimes and site types across the UK, the Peatland Code’s Technical Advisory Board have requested that evidence is gathered from existing trials to test that the proposed metrics are robust across the range of contexts in which paludiculture is likely to take place under the Peatland Code.

This information will help improve understanding of the current paludiculture landscape and seek funding for the research gaps that need filling.

You can fill in the survey here or use the QR code above.


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