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

Cancelled: 15th SWS Europe Meeting

Wageningen, the Netherlands
Open for all

Connecting wetland research, policy and practice 25 – 27 May 2020 – Cancelled due to coronavirus. Key-note speakers include: Prof. Max Finlayson, renown wetland scientist and president of SWS global. Dr. Tobias Salathé from the Ramsar Secretariat (senior advisor…

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IV. ISHS International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe (SHE)

Stuttgart, Germany
Open for all

2-6 June 2020 V. International Humulus Symposium (IHS) VIII. International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruits and Vegetables (FAV Health) The combined symposia theme ‘Advancing together: Enhancing quality of life through HortScience’ reflects the many exciting achievements in…

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First World Peatlands Day

Open for all

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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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.


10% discount on all publications in the IPS online shop.

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