New peatland protection database for projects, institutions, and funding programs in Germany

11/21/2023 | Ecologic Institute

In November 2022, the German government adopted the first National Peatland Protection Strategy. Ecologic Institute supports the implementation of the national peatland protection strategy and the networking of stakeholders.

The active participation in the online event presenting the networking project "MoorNet" on 11 October 2023 demonstrated the topicality and interest in the issue of peatland protection and rewetting. More than 230 participants from research institutions, agencies, associations, foundations, engineering offices and farms came together at the event to find out about what the MoorNet project has to offer.

Supplement your peatland protection projects!

The focus of the event was on the MoorNet website that provides a peatland protection database in which current peatland protection projects, participating institutions, and funding programs in Germany are compiled continuously. In addition, interested parties can find information on upcoming events organized by the MoorNet project and much more on the MoorNet website. Peatland conservation stakeholders are invited to upload their projects and events – either via the project form provided or by sending an e-mail to the project team at

Keep up to date with what MoorNet has to offer in the future

The aim of MoorNet is to facilitate synergies between the stakeholders involved in peatland protection in Germany, to create networking opportunities, and to provide technical support for the process of implementing the National Peatland Protection Strategy and peatland (soil) protection in general. To stay informed about future MoorNet events, background papers and other activities, please register for our mailing list. MoorNet sends out event-related e-mails (four per year at most).

Further links

MoorNet Website

Registration for the MoorNet mailing list

Event: MoorNet: Introduction to the Project and the Website with a Database of Peatland Conservation Projects

Event documentation: Das Vernetzungsprojekt MoorNet

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