Peatlands are a really large store of carbon and their protection is vital in our fight against climate change. They are precious places for wildlife that are under threat globally. Around the world they are dug for peat, drained, and converted to farming and forestry, and they are burned.
Here in the UK, there are many restoration projects that are working hard to put the life back in our precious peatlands, rewetting formerly degraded peat, locking in the carbon stored over millennia and making them once again bloom and buzz with life.
But we need to do more, much more and quickly.