Mires and peatlands are the most widespread wetland type on earth. They represent 50 to 70 % of the global wetlands. However, mires and peatlands are continuously threatened by human induced drainage and land use change. Their protection requires increasing attention then ever. Therefore this web page is dedicated to enhance information exchange about mires and peatlands under threat. Therefore IMCG requires your action. If your peatland is currently threatened fill out the form and IMCG will put this information on the web to inform a wider public and to give expertise in all issues of mire and peatland conservation if required.
Download the threatened mire and peatland site form from the bottom of the page and send the information via email back to IMCG.
The information on this site has been checked by IMCG members to their best knowledge. However, we request everybody who disagrees with the information on this site to contact the IMCG secretariat.
Threatened mire and peatland sites of the world
- 22. June 2014: Makhatini flats, South Africa
- 07. November 2012 Rojkov Fen Nature Reserve, Slovak Republic
- 17. June 2012: Bago State Forest east of Tumbarumba, New South Wales, Australia
- Rospuda river valley, Poland (2008/09/21) U P D A T E
- Mallin Bariloche, Argentina (2004/01/12)
- Lewis Peatlands, Scotland (2007/02/04) U P D A T E
- Via Baltica, Poland (2007/02/11) U P D A T E
- Travertine spring fen in Slovakia (2006/0607)
- Burns Bog in Canada (2008/07/26)
- Finnish mires threatened by peat mining (2008/09/09)
- Kazanka river wetland in danger (2009/07/12)
- South African peatlands threatened by mining activities (2009/08/23)
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