>>>peat bogs and 'progress'


Lowland Peat Bogs have been under constant pressure for hundreds of years - drained for agriculture, mined for fuel and for peat. Now there is only a fraction of the former extent of lowland bogs that there once was, but those that remain are amongst the richest habitats we possess in terms of biodiversity.

The pages below give some details on the ecology of peat bogs, and the industries that threaten them.

>>The Ecology of Lowland Peat Bogs coming really soon, honest

>>Taking the Peat - Peat use and Yorkshire's Threatened Habitat. Briefing (originally from FoE) about the importance of peat habitats and the use of peat in Britain

>>Peat Extraction in the UK