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PEATLAND RESTORATION

Healthy peatlands sequester billions of tons of carbon in layers of decaying, moist vegetation. In contrast, drained peatlands in the United Kingdom alone emit approximately 10 million tonnes of carbon a year.

HOW WE'RE HELPING RESTORE PEATLAND AT ALLADALE

In 2012 Alladale created a pioneering scheme, in partnership with financial institution ICAP, to restore 550 acres of damaged peatland; whereby over 4,000 micro dams were installed to help block 20 kilometres of hill drains. This action has helped regulate run-off, prevent erosion and improve water quality. Sphagnum moss is now returning which helps drive peat formation, creating a greater opportunity for carbon sequestration.

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