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Peatlands International 2/2006

Peatlands International 2/2006 was published in December and sent to all IPS members and stakeholders in peat and peatland issues. 300 copies remain at the IPS Secretariat to be distributed at forthcoming events.


Peatlands International 2/2006 contains, on 60 pages, a review of the status of Finnish mires, a discussion on the role of peatlands in culture and society, reports on the Great Vasyugan Mire in Siberia, lake creation on cutaway peatlands in Ireland and the formation of peat in alder carrs.

Additionally the magazine reports on the recent symposia on "Peat in Horticulture" in Amsterdam, the Greífswald conference on ecological restoration and its post-conference tour on Wise Use and peatland restoration in Poland as well as on the conference on "Physical and chemical properties of organic soils" held in Rajgrod-Biebrza in Poland.  

In the chapter "IPS insights", we review the summer meetings of IPS, IMCG and CC-GAP at Meripuisto in Espoo, Finland, introduce the new online journal Mires and Peat and hear from the decisions of the Executive Board who met in Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA in November. Moreover, Jaakko Silpola reports on a visit to the Russian National Committee and Susann Warnecke on the excursion of the Finnish National Committee to Aitoneva, where a new production technique for peat is being tested.

Last, but not least, our readers can learn about the employment effects of energy peat production in the EU and about the departure of Mr. Hermann Wasser from Griendtsveen AG in Germany as well as about four new publications on peat and peatlands.


Peat, peatlands and culture

IPS insights

Conferences and symposia

Research reports

Book reviews

News from the industry

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