Our last, great wild hope
For thousands of years, peatlands have stretched across Yorkshire. Our most ancient and iconic landscapes should be a mosaic of vibrant greens, reds and purples. Instead, they are a brown and broken wasteland.
We are at risk of losing them forever. So we need your help.
For the love of Yorkshire, give peat a chance!
A brown and broken wasteland
Why do peatlands matter?
These are landscapes upon which our future depends...
- They're intrinsically Yorkshire. No other landscapes can rival our peatlands for sheer 'Yorkshireness'.
- Globally, peatlands are the largest store of carbon on land. The carbon locked in peat is estimated to be twice that stored in all the forests across the world.
- They offer an important flood defence by slowing the flow of water down from the hills - reducing the risk of flooding further downstream.
- They're home to iconic wildlife. Curlew, golden plover, common lizards and field voles all call the peatlands home.
Fund our vital work
We're already restoring over 30,000 hectares, but there's still a long way to go.
To ensure the survival of these vital and ancient habitats, £100,000 must be raised each year to put our team on the ground.
This spring, help us give peat a chance before it’s too late.