Nature Recovery

The BogLIFE project to restore the Marches Mosses is an outstanding example of nature recovery in action. You can read more in the below articles about the work done to regenerate healthy peat on the Mosses, which helps in the fight against the climate crisis.

Working to establish healthy peat on the Marches Mosses

New peat forming can store carbon, as well as help prevent carbon escaping into the atmosphere as CO2, which occurs when peat is either left to dry out of is cut for various reasons, including being incorporated into garden compost.

So Big You Can See it From Space

The Mosses cover 2,500 acres in north Shropshire and northeast Wales. The area is so large that you can, indeed, see it from space. You can read more about that here.

Photo from the International Space Station, courtesy of Chris Hadfield/ CSA/ NASA

Tony Juniper Visits the Marches Mosses

Tony Juniper, Head of Natural England, at the Marches Mosses 12 August 2020

Tony Juniper, the Head of Natural England, visited the Marches Mosses in August to see the work of the BogLIFE team up close. You can read about his reaction to the work being done here.

Re-creating Peatland on the Mosses

Peatland being uncovered on the edge of Whixall Moss- July 2020

The BogLIFE team are working to restore eight acres of peat that has been covered with turf for decades. On the edge of Whixall Moss, the re-opened peatland is being planted with new Spaghnum moss. You can read more about the project here, with an update here.