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.


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


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.


The IPS was constituted in 1968 in Quebec, Canada. Today, the IPS is registered in Finland where the IPS Secretariat also is located. Currently the IPS has 1437 individual, corporate, student and institutional members from 41 countries (2017).

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.


IPS Flyer 2017
Strategic Plan 2016-2020
IPS Statutes (2015)
IPS Internal Regulations (2017)

Annual Report 2017
(small print)

IPS Annual Report 2016
IPS Annual Report 2015

IPS Annual Report 2014
IPS Annual Report 2013