Applications are being welcomed to fund peatland restoration across England
A £10million grant scheme to restore England's iconic peatlands has officially opened for bids, Environment Minister Thérése Coffey announced today.
In England, peatlands cover 11% of the country and provide a key habitat for birds such as the merlin, dunlin and golden plover. They provide 70% of the country's drinking water and store more than 3.2billion tonnes of carbon dioxide. But it is estimated as much as four fifths of our peatland is in need of restoration.