We are working to restore degraded peatlands
About 40 times more carbon is stored in peat than all the vegetation in the UK’. This makes for a massive opportunity in Scotland to contribute to the global need to capture and store CO2. Alladale and TENT recognised this potential as early as 2012.
In 2012, The European Nature Trust launched a peatland-restoration project in partnership with ICAP at Alladale Wilderness Reserve. More than four thousand small dams were built to secure vast tracts of peatland. Restoration efforts to date are predicted to sequester 49,100 tonnes of CO2, providing rich wetland habitat for birds, pollinators, and amphibians.