Peatlands are wetland landscapes formed from the accumulation of dead and decaying plants over thousands of years in the presence of waterlogged conditions. This organic matter is called peat. They occupy 3% of land globally and 12% within the UK. There are multiple types of peatlands, three of which are common in the UK: Why …
natural flood management
Robbie Carnegie is a senior communications officer at Moors for the Future Partnership, an organisation committed to restoring, researching and raising awareness of the Peak District and South Pennine Moors. Discover how they transform these severely degraded habitats and the numerous benefits to wildlife, people and places.
George Jones is a wilder communities officer, and Ady Cox is a nature recovery advisor with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Here, they talk about the Derwent Connections project, aiming to create and connect woodlands and reduce flood risk through collaborative work with landowners and community organisations.