Peat Bogs Should be Preserved

The National Trust in the UK have come out and said that more should be done to protect the countries peat bogs. Peat bogs store carbon, and if they are allowed to dry out then they relinquish that carbon back into the atmoshpere. All the bogs in England store carbon totalling 20 years' worth of industrial emissions, but some of these bogs are now drying out. According to the BBC website, peat stores twice as much carbon as forrests globally.The National Trust believe that a larger effort is needed to prevent this huge amount of carbon being released, "there are just a handful of people working on this, and there's a desperate need for new funding and co-ordination of research." The Trust believe that the government should provide rewards for landowners who maintain their peatlands, as conservation can be costly.

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