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Sandstone Press launches RSPB charity partnership for The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland

Sandstone Press has announced a partnership with the RSPB as they prepare to publish The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland: A Traveller’s Guide by Clifton Bain, Director of the IUCN UK Peatlands Programme. The RSPB is involved in a number of projects to conserve and restore peatland habitats.

Sandstone will donate 15% of RRP from each copy of The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland sold through their online shop and direct to readers at promotional events to the RSPB, which is the UK’s largest nature conservation charity.

Sandstone’s Managing Director, Robert Davidson, says ‘I am delighted that the conservation partnership that has formed around Clifton Bain’s The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland has been widened to provide this contribution to the RSPB’s peatlands restoration project. Nothing is more important in the contemporary world, or more pressing, than the climate crisis. Consistently underestimated in this regard is the significance of peatlands throughout the world, and their retention of greenhouse gases. We must each address that part of the crisis that is on our doorstep.’

Duncan Orr-Ewing, Head of Species and Land Management, RSPB Scotland, says ‘RSPB are delighted at the publication of The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland which we hope will help raise awareness of the importance of peatland and the ongoing efforts to save these wonderful habitats. Donations from Sandstone Press will be used to support the RSPB’s peatland restoration efforts in our RSPB Scotland Forsinard Flows nature reserve, part of the Flow County. Restoring these bogs will not only help fight the climate crisis, they are also vital habitats for some of the UKs most precious wildlife such as hen harriers, greenshank and dragonflies.’

About the book:

A source of fuel for many generations, peatlands are now a haven for wildlife and plants as well as a storehouse of greenhouse gasses. Their social history is one of exploitation, and the value of mending and restoring is a major theme of the book.

Like its predecessors, The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland is richly illustrated with photographs and with drawings by the wildlife artist Darren Rees.

About RSPB:

RSPB is the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

Clifton Bain

Clifton Bain