LIFE Peatlands Project
Red Throated Diver

Restoring Active Blanket Peat Bog of European Importance in the North of Scotland

LIFE Peatlands Project 2002 - 2006

Restoring Active Blanket Bog of European Importance in North Scotland

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Welcome to the LIFE Peatlands Project. The five year project was formally launched in Jul-01 and ran until Dec-06. Combining the commitment and expertise of conservation bodies and government agencies, this innovative partnership worked closely together to restore priority areas of damaged peatland on a landscape scale. Through the Project, we also agreed a vision for the future management of this internationally important area.

A range of initiatives to help raise the profile and awareness of the peatlands were also carried out with the aim of encouraging many more people to visit this unique part of the world.

The Project was a partnership of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Forest Enterprise, Scottish Natural Heritage, Plantlife Scotland and the Forestry Commission with 60% co-funding from the European Union's LIFE Nature Programme.

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