Wildlife groups warn of threat to British peatlands that give clean water and store CO2

England’s upland peatlands are so badly neglected that just 4 per cent are in good ecological condition, a coalition of water companies and wildlife groups warns today.

Arguing that peatlands are the “UK’s rainforests”, the coalition, which includes United Utilities and the RSPB, points out that they store hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carbon a year, provide clean drinking water, beautiful landscapes and valuable wildlife habitats, as well as prevent flooding.

Read the full story in today’s Independent News.

1 comment to Wildlife groups warn of threat to British peatlands that give clean water and store CO2

  • nirofo

    I wonder if the Red Grouse moor owners realise this and if they do, do they really care anyway ???