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

RSPO – Sustainable Palm Oil – A Shared Responsibility

Accra, Ghana
Open for all

RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil – A Shared Responsibility Accra, Ghana 20 – 22 August 2019

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Heureka Workshop – The Future of Peat-Based Growing Media

Tikkurila, Vantaa, Finland
For Members

Heureka Science Center Tikkurila, Vantaa, Finland invited experts only! The workshop will be facilitated by two experienced project management professionals. It will involve work and brainstorming in groups and will last about 3.5 hours.    

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Post-2020 Global Biodiversity

Nairobi, Kenya
For Members

Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Nairobi, Kenya 27 – 30 August 2019

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Join the Peat Family!

Join us and you’ll get:


Lower registration fees for our symposia, workshops and other events.


Face-to-face networking with major players from science and industry.


Immediate access to the Peatlands International Magazine – four times a year.


Receive the Peatland Snippets newsletter and other ad hoc updates each month.


Quick support from the IPS Secretariat and IPS volunteers, five days a week.


Attend National Committee activities in 16 countries – close to you and in your language.

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