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 Québec, 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

Executive Board meeting 140

Jyväskylä & online
For Members

21 March 2024 MS Teams EB members only

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5th Finnish Peatland Day Seminar 2024

Helsinki, Finland
Open for all

Helsinki, Tieteiden talo 5 April 2024 – new date! Mainly in Finnish  

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Functioning and rehabilitation of European mountain peatlands

Bois-d’Amont, France
Open for all

15 – 17 May 2024 Target audience: European managers and researchers Languages: French and English (interpreters) Programme under construction : Wednesday 15 May: indoor presentations Thursday 16 May: site visits and conference in the evening Friday 17 May: morning…

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