Wise Use of Mires and Peatlands – Backgrounds and Principles

Wise Use of Peatlands can be described as the uses of peatlands for which reasonable people now and in the future will not attribute blame.

The IPS has developed a framework for Wise Use to resolve conflicts between the different values and uses of mires and peatlands. Overall, the major – anthropocentric – conflicts which arise with respect to peatland use are between those who wish to develop mires and peatlands for their production or carrier functions, and others who wish to preserve them for their regulation and non-material life-support functions (Joosten & Clarke, 2002, Wise Use of Mires and Peatlands).

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Wise Use of Mires and Peatlands 2002. Cover photo: Raimo Sopo