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 2014 its 16th International Field Symposium in Berezinsky, Belarus. The IMCG General Assembly adopted resolutions on the mires of Belarus, Sweden and the European Union and initiated a preparation phase for a European Mire Restoration Program.
The IMCG Bulletin is published monthly and informs about recent developments in mire and peatland conservation and restoration. The Bulletin has in 2013 succeeded the IMCG Newsletter, which was published 3-4 per year but since appears irregularly to cover strategic topics more extensively than the Bulletin can do. If you are interested in contributing an article to Bulletin or Newsletter, contact the IMCG secretariat (info(at)imcg(dot)net).
IMCG Bulletin January February 2017 (9:01 AM, 03/13/2017)
The IMCG Bulletin for January and February 2017 is online.
IMCG Bulletin December 2016 (10:46 AM, 01/16/2017)
The IMCG Bulletin for December 2016 is online.
IMCG Bulletin November 2016 (5:25 PM, 12/11/2016)
The IMCG Bulletin for November 2016 is online.
Peatland in Marrakesh (8:05 PM, 11/23/2016)
Press conference organized by Global Peatlands Initiative (GPI) at the COP 22 unfccc.cloud.streamworld.de/webcast/global-peatlands-initiative-gpi
IMCG Bulletin October 2016 (9:41 PM, 11/10/2016)
The IMCG Bulletin for October 2016 is online.