Access to practical tools & resources to help Canadians better understand and conserve wetlands.


Produced by the International Mire Conservation Group (MCG) and the International Peat Society (IPS), the manual contains background, principles and detailed guidelines including a framework for decision-making.

The book is based on specialized input from some fifty experts, written and edited by Hans Joosten (Greifswald University, IMCG) and Donal Clarke (Bord na Móna, Ireland, IPS). The term "wise use" was taken from the Ramsar Convention with the intention to convey the idea that there can be a reasonable approach to choose between using peatlands to meet people's needs and conserving them for their scientific and ecological benefits.

The book is essential reading for all those who influence mire and peatland management, public sector officials, land-use planning officers, licensing bodies, heritage agencies, grant authorities, environmental protection groups, commercial companies, and others.

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Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Canada, Canada and United States, World, Nunavut, United States

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