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What Works in Conservation 2018

William J. Sutherland
Lynn V. Dicks
Nancy Ockendon
et al.

6. Peatland conservation

6. Peatland Conservation

Global evidence for the effects of interventions to conserve peatland vegetation

Nigel G. Taylor, Patrick Grillas et William J. Sutherland

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Expert assessors

Stephanie Boudreau, Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association, Canada

Emma Goodyer, IUCN UK Peatlands Programme, UK

Laura Graham, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, Indonesia

Richard Lindsay, University of East London, UK

Edgar Karofeld, University of Tartu, Estonia

David Locky, MacEwan University, Canada

Nancy Ockendon, University of Cambridge, UK

Anabel Rial, Independent Consultant & IUCN Species Survival Commission, Colombia

Sarah Ross, Penny Anderson Associates, UK

Nigel Taylor, Tour du Valat, France

Tim Thom, Yorkshire Peat Partnership, UK

Jennie Whinam, University of Tasmania, Australia

Scope of assessment: for the conservation of vegetation in wet peatlands, including bogs, fens, fen meadows and tropical peat swamps. The focus is on overall communities and habitat-defining species, rather than rare species.

Assessed: 2018

Effectiveness measure is the median % score. How effective is the intervention at conserving peatland vegetation in the collated evidence?

Certainty measure is the median % certainty for the effectiveness score across all peatlands that are appropriate targets of the intervention, determined by the quantity and quality of the evidence in the synopsis.

Harm measure is the median % score. Are there any negative side effects of the intervention, on peatland vegetation, in the collated evidence?

Each effectiveness category assumes that the aims of the intervention match your management goals. For example, planting trees/shrubs is likely to be beneficial assuming that you want to create forested/shrubby peatland. This might not be a desirable outcome on all peatland types or in all locations.


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