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

19.06.2024 10:05
Holvi shop closed

We have closed our online shop and all business at Holvi today as they do not allow non-ETA members…

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16.05.2024 11:51
Participate in the IPS funding and transition survey!

Dear IPS members and partners, With the current funding model, the IPS is able to finance its current activities…

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13.03.2024 10:31
IPS Secretariat will move

The IPS will move to a new location as our current office building is being changed to a supermarket….

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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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