Restore/create peatlands in areas that will be climatically suitable in the future
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
It may be wise to prioritize restoration or creation of peatland habitats in areas that will remain or become climatically suitable in the future (rather than areas that are destined to become unsuitable). These areas will also provide space for peatland vegetation to move into as current peatlands become too dry/wet/warm to support their characteristic plants (Oliver et al. 2012).
Key peatland types for which this action may be appropriate: bogs, fens/fen meadows, tropical peat swamps.
Oliver T.H., Smithers R.J., Bailey S., Walmsley C.A. & Watts K. (2012) A decision framework for considering climate change adaptation in biodiversity conservation planning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49, 1247–1255.