Welcome to the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC). Fáilte. Our mission is to protect a representative sample of the peatlands of Ireland for people to enjoy today and in the future. We hope our web site will help you to get to know us better. It’s your gateway to the save the bogs campaign and to visitors to the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. Please help us to keep in touch with one another. The IPCC is a registered charity (number CHY6829) and a non-governmental organisation.
Raising the Bar for Peat & Biodiversity
IPCC’s current advocacy campaign. IPCC are calling for a complete ban on the production of sod moss horticultural peat from Irish raised bogs. This commercial activity is destroying the last remnants of Irish raised bogs. Sod moss is used as a medium for growing orchids and it is also used as an additive to improve the quality of other lower grade horticultural peat. In Ireland this product is a “loss leader” and is used by peat companies to attract new customers to their other more profitable horticulture products. Lend your voice to the campaign by signing our petition or by submitting information you have on sod moss production sites around the country. This investigation is being supported by The Irish Environmental Network as a Biodiversity Work Package 2018.
Help IPCC save bogs and wildlife in 2018 by participating in the actions below
Please sign our petition to ‘Ban the Use of Moss Peat in Gardening Products’ and submit observations you have made on a sod moss site
|Have your say on the Conservation Management Plan for Lullymore West Bog – Home of butterflies in Kildare|
Visitor Attraction – Education and Fun Days Out at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre in Co. Kildare
Save the Bogs Campaign Ireland – Action & Information
|IPCC Policy and Site Case Work – helping to preserve Irish Peatlands. See our latest work here.||Join the Hop to It Frog Survey – report sightings here. See the updated frog map and information about the frog survey here||Action for Curlew IPCC’s work with the Curlew Task Force. Download Curlew information leaflet here|
Learn how you can help IPCC take the Save the Bogs Campaign forward by reading the latest edition of Action for Bogs 25
The IPCC Action Plan 2020 for
Turf Dispelling the Myths – IPCC reveals the Truth About Turf Cutting in Ireland on Bogs of Conservation Importance
Wondering What’s So Special About Peat? Get all the Answers by downloading our Leaflet
With five nature reserves and the Bog of Allen Nature Centre we are actively involved in restoring peatland habitats, protecting wildlife and educating the public.
Watch the Video (left) About IPCC and Learn how we are Saving Irish Bogs
Irish Peatland Conservation Council, Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, R51 V293, Ireland. T: +353-45-860133; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The work of the Irish Peatland Conservation Council is supported by the Irish Environmental Network
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Governance Code Statement of Compliance. IPCC confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland (9th May 2017).