Recognise, protect, restore: driving sound stewardship of Falklands peat wetlands


Falkland Islands
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Ref: DPLUS110

Status: Current

Round:
8
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
CEH - Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh, Falkland Islands Government, Ministry of Defence (MoD) - British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI)
Start Date:
01-04-20
End Date:
31-10-23
Funding:
£265,889.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Island biodiversity, Wetlands
Production:
Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Ecosystem conservation, General measures
Specific Tools:
Participatory, Cepa, Monitoring, Nbsap, Training, Research, Research training
Countries:
Falkland Islands
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
Covering over a quarter of the Falklands’ land-area, peat-wetland is highly significant for carbon storage, ecosystem function, and the important habitats, fauna and flora it supports. Habitat and soil loss, are ongoing threats to our peat-wetland ecosystems, exacerbated by a lack of knowledge which prevents site-based protection and management for conservation. Descriptions of nationally 'Vulnerable' peat-wetland ecosystems, development of assessment tools for land-managers, and multimedia outputs will inspire and drive protection and management of valuable sites for lasting conservation benefit.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS110 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS110 HYR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS110 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2021-08-11 00:00:00