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CANAPE: Peat to the People

03 September 2019

The island of Britain, even if all the industry and agriculture were removed, would remain a carbon emitter due to the level of peat drainage. The forests, fields and pristine wetlands do not absorb e…

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£5 return for every £1 spent on restoring Peatlands

24 July 2019

The UK Office for National Statistics has published a report summarising the benefit of rewetting Peatlands in the UK.

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CANAPE: Opportunity for contractors - Sphagnumfarm Barver picks up pace

02 July 2019

The preliminary activities to establish a Sphagnumfarm in Barver, district of Diepholz, have been ambitious and substantial. As the project moves to the next phase, we are inviting contractors to tend…

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CANAPE: Broads Authority and Norwich FarmShare pioneer reed compost

24 May 2019

The Broads Authority and Norwich FarmShare have paired up to trial the latest project under the European-funded project, CANAPE (Creating A New Approach to Peatland Ecosystems): Peat-free compost made…

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CANAPE: Five months of change at Hickling Broad

25 April 2019

At the end of October 2018, a 20 tonne excavator plunged its bucket into the cold water of Hickling Broad, and began the process of carving out a trench. 5 months later, a hectare of new land is risin…

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CANAPE: First Broads Charcoal Manufactured

16 April 2019

After much anticipation, the Biochar Burner has arrived in the Broads for the first production of charcoal. As an initial test, the team converted waste willow and alder form wet woodland coppicing in…

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CANAPE partners gather in Denmark

05 April 2019

The CANAPE partners came together amid the beautiful surroundings of Lille Vildmose in Himmerland, Denmark. The partners focused on finalising the carbon measuring methodology for the project, and ide…

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CANAPE: Rewetting Lille Vildmose

08 March 2019

After a delay caused by last summer’s exceptionally dry weather , the water level has slowly been raised closer to a natural level, and the seeding of sphagnum which will colonise this bog and return …

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CANAPE: Citizen Science launches in the Broads

21 February 2019

To celebrate the start of Peat Coring Citizen Science in the Broads, a group of students from two local schools came together with experts in peatlands, paludiculture and farming to celebrate and lear…

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CANAPE: A year in review

01 February 2019

Since our project launch in October 2017, the CANAPE partners have made rapid progress. As our first 18 months comes to an end, we would like to take a moment to reflect on what we have achieved as a…

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