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

IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference 2020

Open for all

Peatlands: From Strategy to Action Virtual Event 7 – 10 December 2020 With the growing urgency of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the role for nature-based solutions in mind this conference will look at taking peatland strategy to…

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Executive Board meeting 112

Jyväskylä & online
For Members

Jyväskylä & online 9 December 2020 members only

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To be postponed: IUCN World Conservation Congress

Marseille, France
Open for all

To be further postponed from January 2021, Marseille, France Photo by Kotagauni Srinivas  

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