Is this the most important plant on earth?
On our wild moorlands grows an amazing plant called sphagnum. When sphagnum is growing healthily, this plant powerhouse takes as much carbon out of the atmosphere as a tropical rainforest.
Peat moorlands cover 15% of the UK, but many have been dug up, drained or destroyed. The Peak District moorland landscape is now the most degraded in Europe and damaged peat can be a great carbon emitter.
Moors for the Future was founded in 2003 to fight back. So far they’ve transformed over nearly 8,000 acres of peat moors across the Peak District and South Pennines.
The Climate Project supports the work of Moors for the Future. Your support will help:
- Actively fight climate change
- Reduce wildfire risk
- Reduce flooding risk
- Protect endangered wildlife
It costs £25 to plant one square metre of sphagnum moss and create a healthy moor.
Read more about The Climate Project at: www.theclimateproject.co.uk
The Climate Project is a campaign by the Access and Conservation Trust (ACT) of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).