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 1406 (7:43 AM, 07/17/2014)
The IMCG Bulletin for June 2014 is available.
Makhatini flats threatend (5:06 PM, 06/22/2014)
Makhatini flats in South Africa are added to the list of threatend peatlands.
IMCG Bulletin May 2014 (7:18 PM, 07/03/2014)
The May bulletin is available. Final call: Register for the Field symposium and Congress in Belarus online. For people who register AFTER JUNE 12, PARTICIPATION CAN NOT BE GUARANTEED!
IMCG Bulletin April 2014 (7:18 PM, 07/03/2014)
The April bulletin is available. Read news about the 2014 Field symposium in Belarus and register online.
IMCG Bulletin March 2014 (7:19 PM, 07/03/2014)
The March bulletin is available. Read news from the mire world and register online for the IMCG 2014 field symposium.