Decision support tree for management of peatlands and organic soils

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Courtesy of Wetlands International

Peatlands store tremendous amounts of carbon. However, when they are drained and used – mainly for agriculture, grazing and forestry – peatlands become significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Peatlands drainage and peat fires are responsible for almost one-quarter of carbon emissions from the land use sector.

This decision support tree was developed for the 2012 report, Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use. The report, available on line, outlines the steps in the decision-making process. The main strategies for reducing emissions from peatlands and organic soils aim to:

  1. secure undrained peatlands to prevent emissions;
  2. rewet drained peatlands to reduce emissions; and
  3. adapt management strategies for peatlands that cannot be rewetted.

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