We are pleased to announce that another 3,000 hectares of Scotland's peatlands will begin the road to recovery this winter, with thanks to a further £3 million funding from the Scottish Government earlier this year.
Scottish Government news release 5 December 2015 'Peatland action underway '
As lead advisor to the Scottish Government on peatland restoration Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) was allocated £5 million from the Green Stimulus Package between 2012-2015 to spend on:
- restoring and management peatlands to maintain carbon stores and encourage carbon sequestration to restore peatland ecosystem functions;
- enhancing ecosystem resilience to climate change; and
- building peatland restoration capacity and understanding amongst land managers, contractors, advisors and the public.
Thus, the Peatland ACTION project was born, kick-starting the restoration challenges laid out in Scotland's National Peatland Plan.
Scotland's National Peatland Plan -working for our future
Information on Peatland Action, Demonstration events, SRDP and contacts.
Where the project has got to and what next.
Short films showing best practice peatland restoration techniques, and further guidance.
Benefits of peatlands to carbon, biodiversity, water, recreation and landscapes.
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