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 17 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

9th Asian Wetland Symposium

Suncheon, South Korea
Open for all

Suncheon, R.O. Korea 23 – 27 November 2020

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IUCN World Conservation Congress

Marseille, France
Open for all

Marseille, France 7 – 15 January 2021 (new dates) Photo by Kotagauni Srinivas on Unsplash In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of participants and visitors, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)…

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

Stuttgart, Germany
Open for all

8 – 12 March 2021 (new dates!) 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…

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