Peatbogs are gaining recognition in the fight against the climate crisis

November 19, 2020

Peatbogs are becoming recognised as a key part of the fight against the climate crisis. Two recent articles provide more detail:

The Flow Country, a 4,000sq km area of blanket bog in northern Scotland, is the subject of a recent article in The Guardian. The UK government is considering asking Unesco to add the site to their list of candidates for World Heritage status. The article’s author explains: “The Flow Country’s candidacy could have a profound impact on the global fight to combat climate heating.” You can read more in this article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/13/world-heritage-status-for-scottish-peat-bogs-could-help-uk-hit-net-zero-goals

Closer to home for us in Shropshire, our very own Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses NNR, part of the overall Marches Marches BogLIFE project, are cited as an outstanding example of a raised bog by author Mark Griffiths in this article:

The Mosses are a great place to get your daily exercise during the current lockdown – or anytime throughout the year! Check our “Visiting the Mosses” section of the website for map and directions.

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