The International Mire Conservation Group (IMCG) is an international network of specialists who
- internationally promote, encourage and, where appropriate, co-ordinate the conservation of mires and related ecosystems; and
- internationally enhance the exchange of information and experience relating to mires and factors affecting them.
The network encompasses a wide spectrum of expertise and interests, from research scientists to consultants, government agency specialists to peatland site managers. The network currently has over 550 contacts in almost 60 countries.
The International Mire Conservation Group was established 1984, in Klagenfürt, Austria, to promote the conservation of mires and their complete range of natural diversity throughout the world. Its organisational structure was formalized in 2000 by adopting a constitution and electing a Main Board and an Executive Commitee. On July 7th 2001 the IMCG was officially registered in France as an association under the law of 1901.
The International Mire Conservation Group hosted in 2012 its 15th International Field Symposium in the Andes, South America (Ecuador and Colombia). The IMCG General Assembly elected a new board, adopted a resolution on the mires of the Andes and initiated a preparation phase for a Global High Mountain Mire Research and Conservation Program.
The IMCG Newsletter is published three to four times a year. It informs you about recent developments in mire and peatland conservation and restoration. If you are interested in submitting an article to the newsletter, contact the IMCG secretariat (info(at)imcg(dot)net).
IMCG Bulletin November 2013 (9:03 PM, 12/02/2013)
The November bulletin is available.
Fraser Island fens excite scientists (2:03 PM, 12/01/2013)
International scientists on Fraser Island to study the fens were all excited at the uniqueness of the combination of water, peat and sand that combined to create them.
West Siberian Peatlands and Carbon Cycle: Past and Present (8:40 PM, 11/29/2013)
Call for abstracts for the West Siberian Peatlands and Carbon Cycle: Past and Present West Siberia, 04. - 17. August 2014
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IMCG Bulletin October 2013 (8:39 PM, 11/01/2013)
The October bulletin is available.
IMCG Bulletin September 2013 available (8:44 PM, 10/03/2013)
The September bulletin is available.