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Peat plan published

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SCOTTISH Natural Heritage published their National Peatland Plan on Friday following widespread consultation on how to protect, manage and restore Scotland’s extensive peat bogs.

The move comes as governments recognise the importance peatland plays as a carbon sink and its part in contributing to climate change targets.

The Scottish government this year pledged £3 million towards peat restoration programmes throughout the country.

Welcoming the report’s publication, SNH chairman Ian Ross said: ““I am especially pleased that growing numbers of people are realising the importance of peat, and we must continue to find ways of supporting the crucial peatland restoration and management work so vital for nature and wider society.

“The key to success will continue to be collaboration and effective partnership working, and everyone has a role to play here.” 

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