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 Qu├ębec, 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

Peatlands Gathering 2021 Ireland

Ireland and online
Open for all

Peatlands gathering 2021: a new beginning Natural Capital Ireland 7 – 9 October 2021 Virtual conference and field trips The Peatlands Gathering 2021 is organised by a collective of peatland community representatives, practitioners, researchers and specialists.

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CBD COP15 in Kunming

Virtual & Kunming, China
For Members

The meetings will be held in two parts: – 11 to 15 October 2021, virtually, with a High-Level Segment – 25 April to 8 May 2022, face-to-face in Kunming, China The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties…

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Sustainable Peatlands: A Win for All

Open for all

Creating A New Approach to Peatland Ecosystems (CANAPE) in partnership with the Carbon Connects (C-CONNECTS) project 13-15 October 2021 This conference will present the progress of the two projects over the last 4 years into peatland restoration, paludiculture, and…

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