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Assessing and valuing peatland ecosystem services for sustainable management

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Peatlands provide vital services to society, such as helping to mitigate climate change, providing clean water and supporting biodiversity and tourism, but are currently under threat.

Peatlands are an ideal case study for valuing nature research, given the growing evidence linking ecosystem functions, services and markets in peatlands.

The Valuing Peatlands project established a network of people from a wide range of different research areas and held three stakeholder workshops alongside a series of face-to-face and virtual writing workshops.

To find out more see the Assessing and valuing peatland ecosystem services for sustainable management project page on the Valuing Nature Network website. The project was led by Dr Mark Reed, Birmingham City University.


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