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

Third 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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Annual Assembly of National Representatives 2022

Jyväskylä & online
Open for all

Virtual meeting, MS Teams 8 June 2022 Participants: Representatives of National Committees authorised by proxies, Executive Board and observers. The official invitation and all documents were sent to all National Committee Chairs and Secretaries on 26 April. To attend…

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Peatland restoration workshop in Manitoba

Winnipeg, Canada
Open for all

Organised by GRET/PERG 23 – 24 June 2022, near Winnipeg, Canada It is intended for anyone involved in planning, implementing or evaluating peatland restoration projects. The workshop will focus on restoration of ombrotrophic and minerotrophic peatlands with an emphasis…

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