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 February 2022

Jyväskylä & online
Open for all

1 February 2022 Ms Teams EB members only  

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Global Peatlands Initiative – 4th Partners Meeting POSTPONED

Lima, Peru
For Members

Lima, Peru was: 21 – 26 February 2023 – new date will be announced in June/July

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Executive Board meeting March 2023

Jyväskylä, Finland
For Members

Jyväskylä, Finland 7 March, excursion 8 March EB members and invited guests only

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