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).
Asbjørn Moen Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav! (6:11 PM, 09/12/2014)
His Majesty Harald, King of Norway, has appointed Professor Asbjørn Moen Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. The Order of St. Olav is awarded to individuals for remarkable accomplishments on behalf of the country and humanity. The award was presented to Asbjørn by Deputy County Governor Skjelbred Brit on September 8, 2014. The newly Knighted himself was most concerned with sharing the honour with his colleagues: “I see this award as a recognition of us who have worked in the field of ecology and conservation at the Natural History Museum for the last 45 years”.
IMCG Bulletin August 2014 (10:26 PM, 09/10/2014)
The IMCG Bulletin for August 2014 is online.
IMCG Bulletin July 2014 (9:03 PM, 08/15/2014)
The IMCG Bulletin for July 2014 is online.
IMCG Bulletin 1406 (9:46 AM, 08/03/2014)
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.