International Peat Society

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Abstract

The International Peat Society (IPS) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization of scientific, industrial, and regulatory members. As of 2013, it has 1,450 individual and institutional members from 36 countries. It was constituted in 1968 in Quebec, Canada. The IPS is registered in Finland where the IPS Secretariat is located. The society will celebrate its half century in 2018.

Keywords

Nongovernmental organization Peatlands Mires Conservation Sustainable use 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of GeographyThe University of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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