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

Second World Peatlands Day

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World Peatlands Day is celebrated on the 2nd of June each year. Launched by the International Peatland Society (IPS) in autumn 2019. Correlates with the date when the draft constitution of the IPS was adopted at an international symposium…

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9th SER World Conference on Ecological Restoration

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A New Global Trajectory: Catalyzing Change Through the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Virtual Conference 19 – 24 June 2021 new date!   The 9th World Conference on Ecological Restoration will focus on innovative and creative approaches to achieving…

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

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22 to 27 August 2021 Ghent, Belgium #GrowingMedia2021

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