The value of peatland

The RSPB have produced an important report https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/our-positions-and-casework/our-positions/agriculture-and-land-use/farming-land-use-and-nature/peatlands/ which includes a link to a recent paper in Biological Conservation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320720306777?dgcid=author.

You may have seen the mess by Saltersley Hall. Like many others we have written a strongly worded objection to the current owner’s planning application, and we remain extremely concerned by the current state of Lindow Moss. We have been lobbying as hard as we can, and hope that one day sense will prevail and we as a community will realise the importance of this Moss, not just as a place of recreation for us, but also as a carbon sink to preserve the planet for our children and grandchildren.