Raise awareness amongst the public (problematic species)
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
The public could be educated about the importance of peatlands, threats they face and what can be done to protect them. Messages could be conveyed through information boards, talks, art projects, adverts, leaflets, celebrity endorsements and social media. This section considers biosecurity to prevent the spread of problematic species, including the creation of ‘black lists’ or ‘alert species’ to which particular attention should be paid.
Key peatland types for which this action may be appropriate: bogs, fens/fen meadows, tropical peat swamps.