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Further information

More Than Just a Bog, Association of National Park Authorities (ANPA), 2013. An educational resource for A and AS Level Geography and Higher Geography and Biology, based on the latest research on peatlands (pdf).

Investigating peat and moorland. A set of resources for teachers, including downloadable worksheets on biodiversity, sustainability, management, conservation, environmental change and climate change. 

Moorland Habitat Action Plan, North York Moors National Park Authority, 2008–2012 (pdf). 

Moorland, North York Moors Landscape Character Assessment, 2003 (pdf). 

Moorland Research Review, North York Moors National Park Authority, 2000–2005 (pdf).

Useful links

IUCN Peatland Programme. Promotes peatland restoration in the UK and advocates the multiple benefits of peatlands.

The Moorland Association. Aims to encourage greater public understanding about heather moorland, the way its human, plant and animal inhabitants interrelate, and its dependence on the management practices of the grouse moor.

The Heather Trust. An independent charity that represents the interests of moorland and upland areas across the UK.

Yorkshire Peat Partnership. A group of organisations working together to restore and conserve upland peat resources in order to ensure the long-term future of these unique and valuable habitats.

The Power of Peat. Listen to a 2012 edition of BBC Radio 4's 'Costing the Earth'.