For peat’s sake: the race is on to save Britain’s disappearing moorland bogs

Finally recognised for its environmental benefits, the UK’s ‘Cinderella habitat’ is at the heart of a major conservation driveUp in the blustery hills of the Yorkshire Dales on an August afternoon, conservationist Jenny Sharman points out a cottongrass plant, resembling white fluff on a stalk, in a patch of dark, almost black, peat.“We didn’t plant that one,” she says. “It’s surprising how quickly nature responds. You just have to give it a chance to return. It’s really lovely to see.” Sharman, a peatland restoration officer with the Yorkshire Peat Partnership, led by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, is working against the… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/12/for-peats-sake-the-race-is-on-to-save-britains-disappearing-moorland-bogs

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