Peatlands (Bog)

Bogs are areas of peatland which contain peat – a type of soil that contains a high amount of dead organic matter, usually plants, that have accumulated for many years.

The conservation of peatlands is important for biodiversity, archaeology, carbon and water storage and peatland restoration is a really important nature based solution to address the climate and biodiversity crisis.

Peatlands are sensitive habitats and a haven for many wildlife, therefore, it is important that action is taken to protect them.

International Bog Day takes place annually on the 4th Sunday in July and it is an opportunity to celebrate bogs and raise awareness of peatlands including the benefits they provide and the threats they face.

File Type Size Date
Bog Day Quiz pdf 69 KB 23rd July 2021
Bog Day Colouring pdf 309 KB 23rd July 2021
For Peat's sake infographic pdf 8 MB 23rd July 2021