We are talking about the issues facing the UK's lowlands peatlands at the IUCN UK Conference - Beyond Restoration this week.
The IUCN Peatland Programme have recently released Principles for sustainable peatland paludiculture, a briefing document on paludiculture setting out the five principles that they believe should be embedded in any implementation of paludiculture systems:
Prioritise rewetting that halts peat degradation through appropriate, stable water level management
Develop a planned approach to paludiculture activity appropriate to local circumstances
Recognise the full range of public benefits in economic assessment and support for paludiculture
Plan and manage paludiculture with regard to biodiversity objectives
Engage at catchment scale for the potential benefits of paludiculture to be fully realised
Following the conference, you will be able to access recordings and reports of the sessions. Also watch out for posts sharing thoughts and updates from the Paludiculture community.