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 119

Jyväskylä & online
For Members

MS Teams 18 August 2021, 16 – 18 hrs EEST EB members only

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ISHS-IPS II International Symposium on Growing Media, Soilless Cultivation, and Compost Utilisation in Horticulture

Open for all

22 to 27 August 2021 Ghent, Belgium #GrowingMedia2021

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IUCN World Conservation Congress

Marseille, France
Open for all

3 – 11 September 2021 (new dates!) Marseille, France The world is increasingly recognising the inextricable link between biodiversity conservation and human and economic wellbeing, a connection made all the more visible by the COVID-19 pandemic. The IUCN Congress…

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