Protecting Peatlands – The True Implications


by Annette J Beveridge

Our peatlands are of the utmost importance. It is a precious natural habitat and yet, it lacks strong protection. The stark reality is that we have just 10% of this precious habitat remaining in the UK. It is horrifying to consider our natural peatlands being plundered and destroyed to such an event. There are three main types here – blanket bogs, raised bogs, and fens and we have around 13% of the world’s blanket and lowland raised bogs. Change is vital, here’s why.