Photo Credit The Flow Country

Carbon capture in The Flow Country tentative WHS

March 23, 2022 Published by World Heritage UK

The Flow Country peatlands are being nominated for World Heritage status on the basis of the outstanding examples of ongoing ecological and biological processes and the natural habitats and biological diversity it holds. Containing depths of peat that reach up to 10 m and covering an area in excess of 140,000 ha it acts as a truly huge store of carbon. More importantly the ongoing process of peat formation through the growth of sphagnum mosses and other specialised plants, and their burial in water-logged conditions, leads to the sequestration of carbon from our atmosphere and helps in the battle against climate change.

More information can be found on the Flow Country website