National Forest Monitoring

Cases of peatland management

This web page presents case studies of peatland management submitted by different institutions to FAO. Assessment of peatland management practices are needed to understand the impacts of different land use on livelihoods as well as land subsidence, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, biodiversity and other ecosystem services.

The case studies describe practices related to rewetting, paludiculture cultivation, degraded pasture restoration, forestry practices, aquaculture and fishery. Each case study is evaluated against the same parameters: environmental characteristics, socio-economic impact, cost-benefit assessment and the impact on ecosystem services and climate change.

Interested in sharing a case study?

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to submit a case study on peatlands. Download the proposed template to document your case here (available in Spanish, French).

List of practices:

Belarus

Type of practice: rewetting; other

Climatic zone: Boreal

Location: Grodno region 

Type of practice: forestry and non-timber forest products; other

Climatic zone: temperate

Location: Sporovo region 


China


Ecuador


Finland


Germany

Type of practice: rewetting; grazing

Cliamtic zone: temperate

Location: Brandenburg, Germany 

Type of practice: rewetting; other

Climatic zone: temperate

Location: Community Wardenburg, Oldenburg region, Lower Saxony, Germany 

Type of practice: rewetting; other

Climatic zone: temperate

Location: Brandenburg, Germany 

Type of practice: rewetting; cultivation of crops

Climatic zone: temperate

Location: Rastede, Lower Saxony, Germany  


Indonesia

Type of practice: drainage; other

Climatic zone: tropical

Location: Tanjung Jabung Timur District, Indonesia 

Type of practice: rewetting; aquaculture; fishery

Climatic zone: tropical

Location: Indonesia

Type of practice: forestry and non-timber forest products

Climatic zone: tropical

Location: West Kalimantan, Indonesia 

Type of practice: rewetting

Cliamatic zone: tropical

Location: Sebangau National Park, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Type of practice: forestry and non-timber forest products

Climatic zone: tropical

Location: Meranti Island district and Riau Province, Indonesia


Ireland

Type of practice: rewetting; forestry and non-timber forest products

Climatic zone: temperate

Location: Ballycon, County Offaly, Ireland 


Sweden

Type of practice: rewetting

Climatic zone: boreal

Location: Jönköping County, Sweden 


United Kingdom

Type of practice: rewetting; other

Climatic zone: temperate

Location: South Pennines, Derbyshire, North, West and South Yorkshire, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom