PEATLANDS

A critical landscape

Peatlands are gaining increasing attention as globally important landscapes – for the livelihoods and biodiversity they support above the ground, and the rich carbon stocks kept below the surface. But these landscapes are now at a critical juncture. Explore this site to find out more.

Why do peatlands matter?

Peatlands are a source of life for plants, animals and people. They also play a critical role in carbon storage, a new frontier in global efforts to mitigate climate change. However, these valuable ecosystems are now under threat as ever greater areas are drained, cleared and burned for agriculture and other purposes. Urgent action is needed to halt degradation of peatlands, and promote their restoration.

GLOBAL LANDSCAPES FORUM: PEATLANDS MATTER

ABOUT PEATLANDS

Contacts

Daniel Murdiyarso
Principal Scientist
d.murdiyarso@cgiar.org
Forest Meteorologist
Shelley Thakral
Team Leader; Communications, Outreach & Engagement
s.thakral@cgiar.org
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