Peatlands are habitats with a highly specialized flora and fauna. But peatlands also play an important role in global climate regulation. Peatlands cover only 3% of the land, but contain more carbon than the entire forest biomass of the world. When peatlands are drained, the hitherto well preserved carbon is released as greenhouse gas to the atmosphere. That is why it is important to keep the peatlands wet. For biodiversity conservation and for the climate.
This film is focusing on the importance of preserving and restoring peatlands and gives examples of restoration projects from the Nordic and Baltic countries.
The films is funded by The Nordic Council of Ministers, www.norden.org
The film is produced by Jensen & Jensen media
Editor: Jan Skriver
Archive footage: Flemming Ahlmann
Swedish photos with courtesy from Jenny Lonnstad and Susanne Backe
Swedish film with courtesy from Bengt Littorin
Finnish photos with courtesy from Metsähallitus
Estonian photos with courtesy from Herdis Fridolin