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

Global Peatlands Initiative – 4th Partners Meeting POSTPONED

Lima, Peru
For Members

Lima, Peru was: 21 – 26 February 2023 – new date will be announced

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Executive Board meeting 137

Riga, Latvia
For Members

Riga, Latvia Between 1 and 14 November 2023 Including Strategy Session, IPC2028 Talks EB members only

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5th Finnish Peatlands Day Seminar 2024

Helsinki, Finland
Open for all

Helsinki, Tieteiden talo 2 February 2024 Mainly in Finnish Abstract deadline 1 November 2023

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