Peatlands Webinar presentations are now available online

Managing peatlands to optimise returns for water quality, climate mitigation and biodiversity webinar was very well attended by a wide range of Government Departments, Agencies, organisations and community groups.

The presentations and discussions are now available on our You Tube channel on the links below

Session 1: Managing peatlands to improve water quality, climate change mitigation and biodiversity
An introduction to peatlands; natural, degraded and rewetted; Dr Florence Renou-Wilson, UCD  
Carbon cycling in natural, drained, and rewetted  peatlands; Dr David Wilson, Earthy Matters  
Blanket bog management and Results-based Payment Schemes (RBPS);  Dr Derek McLoughlin, Wild Atlantic Nature LIFE IP  


AFU Peatlands Webinar Session 1 – YouTube


Session 2: Cultural ecosystems services and the social values of peatlands
 Cultural ecosystems services and the social value of peatlands; Kate Flood, NUIG  
Community-led conservation at Abbeyleix bog, for the common good;  Chris Uys, Abbeyleix Bog project  
‘Otherworldly wonders of the bog’; Tina Claffey, Award winning Irish nature photographer  


AFU Peatlands Webinar Session 2 – YouTube


An Fóram Uisce would like to thank all the speakers for their contributions to the webinar. The research outputs are available in publications.

Thanks to Tina Caffey for the picture of the Round leaved Sundew

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