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 April 2015 (7:12 PM, 05/26/2015)
IMCG Bulletin March 2015 (7:11 PM, 05/26/2015)
The IMCG Bulletin for March 2015 is online.
MK Delta Lands development threatens Burns Bog, Canada (6:05 PM, 03/22/2015)
Burns Bog is the largest raised peat bog on the west coast of North America. It is threatend by road construction planned by MK Delta Lands. For more information read the report on Burns Bog.
IMCG Bulletin February 2015 (8:00 PM, 03/17/2015)
The IMCG Bulletin for February 2015 is online.
IMCG Bulletin January 2015 (9:58 PM, 02/11/2015)
The IMCG Bulletin for January 2015 is online.