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 February 2014 (7:41 AM, 03/06/2014)
The February bulletin is available. Read news from the mire world and register for the IMCG 2014 field symposium.
Mires and Peat website face-lifted (8:51 AM, 03/02/2014)
After a few years online, the website of the online scientific journal Mires and Peat needed a face-lift to look fresh and new again. Check the new Mires and Peat website today and think about submitting your next paper there. Mires and Peat offers fast publication of peer-reviewed papers.
IMCG 2014 Field Symposium, Congress and General Assembly Belarus, July 13-27, 2014. (8:02 PM, 02/17/2014)
IMCG 2014 Field Symposium, Congress and General Assembly Belarus, July 13-27, 2014.
Registration is open: Visit website
IMCG Bulletin January 2014 (9:04 PM, 02/14/2014)
The January bulletin is available. Read programme of the IMCG Field Excursion and Congress.
Peatland Events added (6:25 PM, 01/04/2014)
Some mire and peatland related events added