So Big the FA Cup Would Fit into the Mosses?

Date: March 19, 2021

The Marches Mosses are important peatland that cover 1,000 hectares of north Shropshire and northeast Wales. What does that have to do with football? Well, with the FA Cup Quarterfinals coming up, there just might be a link: Around 1,400 football pitches would fit into those 1,000 hectares of the Mosses. That would be nearly […]

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Marches Mosses Celebrate UN World Wildlife Day

Date: March 3, 2021

Today, March 3rd, is UN World Wildlife Day. It was established in 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly to be held on the anniversary of the 1973 signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The purpose of World Wildlife Day is to celebrate and raise […]

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We Bet You Haven’t Thought About Drains on the Mosses

Date: March 2, 2021

If you read about the Marches Mosses here on this website, or follow the Mosses on Twitter, you’ll  know that peat bogs are an important feature of the Earth’s environment. They store carbon, helping to fight the climate crisis; they are a valuable habitat for creatures and plants that make their homes on them. In […]

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REMINDER – Wild LIVE Peatlands event this evening!

Date: February 24, 2021

Don’t forget to register for The Wildlife Trusts’ monthly online nature discussion this evening, Wednesday 24 February, which focuses on peatlands. Peatlands have been getting a lot of coverage lately as it becomes increasingly evident that play a key role in storing carbon. The “Peatlands: our superhero habitat” event takes place on Wednesday 24th February […]

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Why We Need to Restore Precious Peatland Habitats

Date: February 10, 2021

The Wildlife Trusts, of which Shropshire Wildlife Trust is a member, issued a press release today about the need to protect and restore UK peatlands. You can read the press release here. Some interesting facts relating to this help to draw a clear picture of the need to restore precious peatlands habitat, as the BogLIFE […]

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