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

8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

Cape Town, South Africa
Open for all

24 – 28 September 2019 SER proudly invites you to Cape Town for the 8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration from 24-28 September 2019, jointly hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the South African Water Research…

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German Peat Society: Annual Meetings 2019

Rendsburg, Germany
Open for all

Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Moor- und Torfkunde e.V. (in German) 25 – 28 September 2019 Image by Paul Henri Degrande via Pixabay

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IVG: German Peat Day 2019

Bad Zwischenahn
Open for all

Deutscher Torf- und Humustag 2019 (in German) Am 10. Oktober 2019 trifft sich die deutsche Substratindustrie in Bad Zwischenahn zum alljährlichen Deutschen Torf- und Humustag (DTHT) – eine der wichtigsten Plattformen der Branche. Vertreter aus Industrie und Handel erwartet…

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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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