International Peatland Society

A unique network of peat and peatland experts. We focus on all aspects of peatlands in economy, environment and society. Members come from science, NGOs and business.

This is the IPS


Constituted in 1968, in Qu├ębec, Canada. Today we are registered as non-profit NGO in Finland, supported by 16 national committees.


Individual, institutional and corporate members dedicated to the responsible management and Wise Use of peatlands and peat.


We serve as a forum to bring together experts from all fields of peat and peatland management, worldwide and equally.


We organize events, publish peat and peatland knowledge, share data and provide facts and opinions for decision-making.

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Our Conferences and Related Events

World Peatlands Day 2024

Open for all

World Peatlands Day is celebrated on the 2nd of June each year. Launched by the International Peatland Society (IPS) in autumn 2019. Correlates with the date when the draft constitution of the IPS was adopted at an international symposium…

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German National Committee Annual Meeting 2024

Gross Hesepe, Germany
Open for all

Jahresversammlung der DGMT e.V. (in German) Emsland Moormuseum, Gross Hesepe, Germany 6 – 8 June 2024  

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IUFRO World Congress 2024

Stockholm, Sweden
Open for all

Stockholm, Sweden 23 – 29 June 2024 The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the City of Stockholm in close collaboration with the Nordic and Baltic partners, welcome delegates from all over the world to Stockholm 2024 under the…

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