Irish Peatlands Conservation Council - Dublin Zoo, Ireland.

Irish Peatlands Conservation Council

Bogs are really beautiful places with some fantastic wildlife. However, for over 400 years, they have also been providing heat and electricity for humans. We have cut the dead plants from under the surface of the bog into sods of turf and have used this turf to heat our homes. Today, we also make electricity and a compost for growing flowers and vegetables from bogs. Sadly, these uses of Irish bogs are causing them to disappear. 
However, the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) works to protect a sample of bogs for future generations to enjoy. It blocks drains to help keep the bogs wet. It monitors the wildlife on the bogs and challenges the Government to make sure it protects a sample of Irish bogs for the future.  
IPCC – WHAT DUBLIN ZOO IS DOING Since 2011, Dublin Zoo has supported peatland conservation through the IPCC by donating prizes for fund-raising raffles and providing funding for conservation work on the bogs they manage. In 2016, Dublin Zoo donated €10,000 towards a fund which is solely used to buy bogs of high conservation value to secure their future.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? You can help protect Irish bogs by telling your friends and family all about these wonderful habitats. You can also help by sending your used stamps to the IPCC at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre to help raise money for projects like drain blocking. A further way you can help is by taking part in the Hop To It Frog Survey, which helps the IPCC monitor frogs throughout Ireland. Learn more about Irish bogs by visiting www.ipcc.ie

Bogs are really beautiful places with some fantastic wildlife. However, for over 400 years, they have also been providing heat and electricity for humans. We have cut the dead plants from under the surface of the bog into sods of turf and have used this turf to heat our homes. Today, we also make electricity and a compost for growing flowers and vegetables from bogs. Sadly, these uses of Irish bogs are causing them to disappear. However, the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) works to protect a sample of bogs for future generations to enjoy. It blocks drains to help keep the bogs wet. It monitors the wildlife on the bogs and challenges the Government to make sure it protects a sample of Irish bogs for the future. 

IPCC – WHAT DUBLIN ZOO IS DOING

Since 2011, Dublin Zoo has supported peatland conservation through the IPCC by donating prizes for fund-raising raffles and providing funding for conservation work on the bogs they manage. In 2016, Dublin Zoo donated €10,000 towards a fund which is solely used to buy bogs of high conservation value to secure their future.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

You can help protect Irish bogs by telling your friends and family all about these wonderful habitats. You can also help by sending your used stamps to the IPCC at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre to help raise money for projects like drain blocking. A further way you can help is by taking part in the Hop To It Frog Survey, which helps the IPCC monitor frogs throughout Ireland. Learn more about Irish bogs by visiting www.ipcc.ie

 The curlew is one of Ireland's bogland breeding birds. This bird spends half the year at the coast and then goes to the bog to rear their young in the summer.

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