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WCC 2016 Res 043 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Bundesamt für Naturschutz ( BfN ) / Germany
The Wildlife Trusts ( TWT ) / United Kingdom
Scottish Environment Link / United Kingdom
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds ( RSPB ) / United Kingdom
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) / United Kingdom
Department for Natural Resources, Welsh Government ( WG ) / United Kingdom
The Scottish Government ( ENFOR ) / United Kingdom
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Newcastle University, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, Global Peatlands Initiative, United Nations Environment Programme
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Policy influencing/advocacyA report has been produced to catalogue the baseline status of existing peatland strategies globally. Strategies were identified through a combination of research and questionnaires which were distributed via the IUCN National Committees and global peatland networks. The CEM Peatland Specialist Group (led by the IUCN UK Peatland Programme) has been engaging with other nations on strategic development and will continue to showcase existing examples and support the development of new strategies. Promotion of the IUCN Resolution continues through our engagement with other international partners in the United Nations, Ramsar, Wetlands International and the Global Peatlands Initiative. On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Baseline monitoring has highlighted the existence of at least 27 strategies for peatland conservation, restoration and sustainable management globally, with a further 5 strategies in development.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Establishing new contacts in peatland nations where we have not historically worked has been challenging: there are still some gaps in the data which we hope to fill by continuing the monitoring of global peatland strategies through the GPI in support of their Global Peatlands Assessment (2020). Part of the resolution is seeking to deliver work which is outwith our capabilities
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacyExisting strategies will be highlighted through the production of a ‘Demonstrating success: strategic action for peatlands’ publication (produced through the CEM/IUCN UK Peatland Programme in 2020/21). Also continue to promote the international co-ordination of peatland action through existing resolutions (IUCN, Ramsar, UN) at international events throughout 2019/20 e.g. COP25, IUCN WCC, COP26: this activity will secure peatlands are core elemen
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