News

So how do you build a sphagnum farm?

29 May 2020

Farming moss might seem easy. The CANAPE project manager’s garden certainly has quite a lot growing without any human intervention. However, to produce a marketable quantity of crop, things are a litt…

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CANAPE celebrates International Day for Biodiversity

22 May 2020

One of the things that immediately takes your breath away when entering a wetland that is even remotely close to good status, is the sheer volume of nature that overwhelms you.

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CANAPE: Learning in Lockdown

24 April 2020

With schools out for a rather longer than anticipated summer, we need to find new ways to support learning about the importance of peat.

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CANAPE: Chasing down the fish (video)

19 March 2020

Our trackers have been gathering data over the winter on fish movements in the Fryslan lakes

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CANAPE: A new dawn for Barver Moor

27 November 2019

Over the last 20 years of drainage at Barver Moor, the land has fallen by a 30 - 50cm as the peat has degraded, boiling away into the atmosphere. This represents both a major source of CO2 emissions, …

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CANAPE: Hickling 2 - Return of the 20 tonne excavators

18 November 2019

7 months ago, having completed the first phase of our work on Hickling Broad at Chara Bay, we packed up and left the site for the summer. Now we are back for the 2nd season of work.

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CANAPE Partners Meet at the Grenspark

07 October 2019

CANAPE partners came together amongst the beauty of the Grenspark Kalmthoutse Heide, on the Dutch Belgian Border. We were welcomed by Jan Weverbergh, coordinator of Grenspark Kalmthoutse Heide.

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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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