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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.2 December 1999

Ireland's raised bogs

By - Catherine O'Connell

Ireland and Irish people have a strong connection with peatlands and bogs. The word 'bog' comes directly from the Irish language and means 'soft', aptly describing the carpet of mosses that cover the wet ground like a skin. Only Canada and Finland have a greater proportion of their land surface covered in peatland.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist