1021: Peatlands

This paper is taken from the executive summary of a report from Natural England, England’s peatlands– carbon storage and greenhouse gases’

Year of Publication2010

We have badly mistreated our peatlands over the last three centuries, and in many places that damage continues today. The peatlands of the future should represent a better balance of land uses which reflects their true value to society and seeks to integrate carbon storage, water management, wildlife habitats and the range of other benefits we gain from living, healthy peatland landscapes.

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