By revegetating areas of damaged blanket bog, the project aims to:
• halt the erosion of peat from the moors
• reduce the loss of carbon
• increase the amount of carbon absorption
• turn the damaged carbon sources back into carbon sinks
• reduce wildfire and flooding risk
• protect endangered wildlife
If you think that layers of peatlands can contain more than twice the amount of carbon as forests, it’s easy to understand why we think this work is so important. Over time, if we can improve the condition of our peat bogs and allow sphagnum mosses to establish, our moorlands will once again start taking carbon in and better withstand the shocks and stresses they face from our current changing climate. That’s why we are proud to support this project because it directly provides an effective long-term tool in the fight towards lowering carbon emissions and tackling climate change.