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Global Peat Press Project (GP3)

Published by: Julie Van Offelen on June 18, 2021 Author:

A coordinated media outreach from Eurosite member North Pennines AONB Partnership to promote the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) and toward the UNFCCC COP 26 through the work of organisations throughout Europe and beyond, the Global Peat Press Project (GP3) campaign brings together international partners to highlight the importance of peatlands as vulnerable but valuable ecosystems.

The aim of the campaign is to demonstrate the role that peatlands play in the fight against climate change, the importance to restore degraded peatlands into healthy ecosystems, and give site managers restoring peatlands the opportunity to showcase their work and demonstrate their success so that others can learn from it and be inspired to do more.

The campaign kicked off following the launch of the UN Decade on June 8th – starting in the United Kingdom and run until the UNFCCC COP26 in November 2021.

20 organizations joined the Global Peat Press Project (GP3) so far:

  • North Pennines AONB, read the press release here
  • Care-Peat, read the press release here
  • NUI Galway / Insight Centre, read the press release here
  • Bax & Company, read the press release here
  • The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, read the press release here
  • GPI & EUROSITE  social media outreach, read the press release here
  • NABU, read the press release here
  • Moors for the Future Partnership, read the press release here
  • Metsähallitus – Hydrology LIFE Project, read the press release here
  • Natural Resources – Wales LIFE Welsh Raised Bogs Project, read the press release here
  • Community Wetlands Forum and Landscape Finance Lab – Peatland Finance Ireland, read the press release here
  • Geospatial Insight-Terra Motion, read the press release here
  • GRI – Green Restoration Ireland, read the press release here
  • Restoration Work in Belarus, read the press release here
  • Ulster Wildlife, read the press release here
  • UNEP – WCMC, read the press release here
  • Greifswald Mire Centre (GMC), read the press release here
  • Cairngorms National Park-Peatland ACTION, read the press release here
  • Conservatoire d’Espaces Naturels, read the 4 press releases here
  • North Pennines AONB, read the second press release here
  • CINEA- LIFE Programme, read the press release here
     

After a successful first GP3 series of 20 press releases over 21 weeks which helped to build momentum for a focus on peatlands at the UNFCCC COP26 – we launched the second series of the GP3 focusing on the importance of peatlands for biodiversity and nature in the lead up to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15.

  • Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania, read the press release here
  • Yorkshire Peatlands Partnership, read the press release here 
  • APB-BirdLife Belarus
  • Frankfurt Zoological Society, read the press release here: 
  • Tompkins Conservation and Rewilding Argentina, read the press release in English here and Spanish here
  • Wetlands International, read the press release here
  • Moors for the Future Partnership, read the press release here
  • Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat. Read the press release here
  • WCS Canada. Read the press release here
     

For more information please visit: https://www.eurosite.org/events/global-peat-press-project/ and follow @Eurosite, @NorthPennAONB and @DiannaKopansky on Twitter !

If you are interested in being a part of GP3 please contact Paul Leadbitter at North Pennines AONB Partnership) or Dianna Kopansky at UNEP-GPI.


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