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Expert welcomes new funding announcement for peatlands

UK peatlands are wild, often remote places and many do not look as attractive as they might, admits Professor Mark Reed

Professor Mark Reed in his latest blog for Newcastle University Institute for Sustainability. All too often peat bogs have suffered extensive damage, either through extraction of material for gardening products or attempts to drain the land for agricultural purposes. But these are important places, providing not only iconic and beautiful habitats for other species, but also vital resources for our own survival.  This is why he welcomes the announcement of additional funding for their restoration.

published on: 2 May 2017