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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 19.1 October 2007

Letting our carbon go free. The sustainable management of carbon and blanket peat in the English uplands

By - Alistair Crowle

Blanket peat is a rare and fragile substrate that forms only under specific and uncommon environmental conditions. With 2.2 million ha (Natural England 2006a), the UK supports about 20% of the global blanket-peat resource (Lindsay et al. 1998).

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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