Irish Bogland Report

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Renou-Wilson, F., Bolger, T., Bullock, C., Convery, F., Curry, J., Ward, S., Wilson, D. & Müller, C. 2011. BOGLAND: Sustainable management of peatlands in Ireland. STRIVE Report no. 75. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, 177 p.

Peatlands are Ireland’s last great area of wilderness, hovering between land and water, providing unusual habitats for their unique and specialist flora and fauna. Peatlands cover a large part of the land surface in the Republic of Ireland, occurring as raised bogs, blanket bogs and fens, and forming cultural landscape icons in many parts of the country. The BOGLAND project was funded as part of the Sustainable Development Research Programme of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reveal the global significance of this national resource and the dilemmas of peatland management, utilisation and conservation.

The full report “Bogland: Sustainable management of Peatlands in Ireland (STRIVE Report no. 75)” is available at http://www.epa.ie/downloads/pubs/research/land/strive75-bogland-for-web.pdf.

The more policy-related “Sustainable Management of Peatlands in Ireland PROTOCOL DOCUMENT (STRIVE Report No. 76)” is available at http://www.epa.ie/downloads/pubs/research/land/strive76-bogland-protocol-for-printing.pdf

Also the complete report (~1000 pages) which includes each individual report will be soon available on the EPA website. www.epa.ie

© Peter Foss 2012