News from RSPB Scotland
Bringing Life Back to the Bogs
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Scotland has produced a new leaflet “Bringing Life Back to the Bogs” [PDF] which summarises the extensive peatland restoration work at the Forsinard Flows nature reserve in the Flow Country, the world’s largest blanket bog. They also have a new policy report “Realising the Benefits of Peatlands: Overcoming policy barriers to peatland restoration”. [PDF]
At a time of global environmental concern about climate change and the loss of biodiversity, the huge significance of peatlands has been widely acknowledged. The RSPB has long been a champion of peatlands and at the heart of their work in the UK has been the massive conservation undertaking in the Flow Country. RSPB work at Forsinard showcases the amazing wildlife spectacle these peatlands offer and demonstrates the wider benefits of biodiversity conservation for key services such as carbon storage.
Also see the information on the Ramsar Site Caithness & Sutherland Peatlands in The United Kingdom, here.