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Peatland project success to be marked; PARTNERSHIP.

A project which has been restoring vast areas of damaged peatland in Caithness and Sutherland will be celebrated in Inverness next month.

The Peatlands Partnership will host a one-day conference focusing on the conservation achievements of The Flows to the Future Project and looking forward to the future of the Flow Country.

The conference will place in Eden Court Theatre in the Highland capital on September 12.

The Flows to the Future Project has been a five-year National Lottery Heritage-funded initiative and is due to end in September.

The project, initiated by the Peatlands Partnership with RSPB Scotland as lead partner, has been raising awareness of the Flow Country locally, nationally and internationally.

Blanket bog in good condition is an essential habitat in the face of global climate change, storing carbon in the peat and so preventing it from being released into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas.

To understand just how important the Flow Country is, in terms of militating against global climate change, the amount of carbon locked up in the peat of the Flow Country is five times more than in all the forests in Scotland.

Notable successes in raising awareness of the Flow Country and its importance include creation of The Flows Lookout - an awardwinning viewing tower at Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve, and a five-year programme of schools and community activities.

The project has raised Flow Country awareness

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Publication:The Press and Journal (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 22, 2019
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