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

GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health

Bonn & online
Open for all

Online, 28 – 29 October 2020 Expect 7,000+ global citizens attending and 200+ expert speakers. • The agenda is live! 6 plenaries, 23 interactive sessions, networking opportunities, 4+ major launches and more • Policy talks and calls to action…

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SAB Meeting 2020/04

Jyväskylä & online
For Members

Scientific Advisory Board Meeting no 4.2020 16 November 2020 Online & Jyväskylä Members only

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Finnish Peat Day 2020

Open for all

Turvepäivä Tampere & online 16 November 2020

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