Remove residential or commercial development from peatlands
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Removing urban areas, industrial facilities or tourist sites that have been built on or near peatlands could allow the vegetation to recover.
Key peatland types where this action may be appropriate: bogs, fens/fen meadows, tropical peat swamps.
Related actions: rewetting, because peatlands are often drained to allow development or are dried out by drainage of sites nearby; habitat creation and restoration interventions for formerly developed land.