09 Oct '11, 9am

EPA-funded research identifies increasingly important role of Irish peatlands for both #climate change and biodiversity

EPA-funded research identifies the increasingly important role of Irish peatlands for both climate change and for biodiversity Date released: Oct 07 2011, 9:50 AM The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today released a major research report which provides the first comprehensive assessment of peatlands (bogs and fens) for Ireland. The report, Bogland: Sustainable management of Peatlands in Ireland, clearly identifies the vital role that peatlands play in key areas such as climate change and biodiversity. It concludes by recognising the need for increased protection of this valuable resource and makes recommendations for the development of a national peatland strategy. Laura Burke, EPA Director of Research said: "The EPA welcomes the completion of this very extensive national study on peatlands which received significant funding under the EPA STRIVE Research programm...

Full article: http://www.epa.ie/news/pr/2011/name,31498,en.html

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