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

IPS Webinar: Peatlands in the Nature Restoration Law

Brussels & online
For Members

Hosted by Dr Örjan Berglund and Geoffrey Bennett MS Teams Register here:

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Executive Board meeting 138

Jyväskylä & online
For Members

12 December 2023 MS Teams – Strategy Finalisation EB members only

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5th Finnish Peatland 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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