About us

The International Peatland Society (IPS) is an organisation of individual, corporate and institutional members dedicated to the responsible management and Wise Use of peatlands and peat.

Vision

To be the leading international organisation promoting the responsible management and wise use of peatlands and peat.

Mission

To serve all those involved in peatlands and peat through the promotion, gathering, exchange and communication of knowledge and experience, by means of events and projects which address key issues, including climate change, biodiversity, the need for responsible use and restoration.

Background

The IPS was constituted in 1968 in Quebec, Canada.

Today, the IPS is registered as NGO in Finland where the IPS Secretariat also is located. Currently the IPS has 1407 individual, corporate, student and institutional members from 39 countries (31 Dec 2018).

What we do

To achieve its goals, the IPS via its Commissions and National Committees regularly organises conferences, symposia and workshops and publishes research results from science and industry. In general, IPS serves as a forum to get and to keep experts from different fields of business, science, culture and regulatory bodies - all dealing with peat and peatlands - in touch with each other.

Downloads

IPS Flyer 2019 new!
Strategic Plan 2016-2020

IPS Statutes (2015)

IPS Statutes (2017, not approved by Finnish registry yet)
IPS Internal Regulations (2017)

IPS Annual Report 2018 (to be approved by Annual Assembly on 13 May)

IPS Annual Report 2017
IPS Annual Report 2016
IPS Annual Report 2015

IPS Annual Report 2014
IPS Annual Report 2013