Tag: peatland

  • Modeling Peatland Management Practices in Finland

    Modeling Peatland Management Practices in Finland

    Wetlands are important for climate as long term carbon storages. The wetland vegetation removes carbon dioxide from atmosphere and the carbon is accumulated in the soil as peat. However, they are also sources of methane, an important greenhouse gas. Lowering the soil water table enhances peat decomposition and induces large carbon dioxide emissions and loss…

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  • International Day of Forests 2024

    International Day of Forests 2024

    The International Day of Forests is annually celebrated on 21st of March. ALFAwetlands joins the celebration and highlights its Living Labs sites, which include peatland and riparian forests! The reason to celebrate this Day is raises awareness and the importance of all types of forests for biodiversity, climate regulation, and human well-being.  Celebrating forests helps…

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  • Peatland Atlas 2023

    Peatland Atlas 2023

    Facts and figures on wet climate guardians ALFAwetlands partner, Michael Succow Foundation, is glad to share with us  the recently published Peatland Atlas. The Peatland Atlas was published in September 2023 by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, the Michael Succow Stiftung, partner in the Greifswald Mire Centre, and BUND (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland/Friends of the Earth Germany), with support of the Global…

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