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Estonian Peat Database

The peat research database uses the relational data model of the SARV geosciences information system ( and the technical infrastructure developed at the Department of Geology in Tallinn University of Technology for more than 10 years, in recent years mainly under the Estonian research infrastructure roadmap NATARC (


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Ministry of the Environment

Ministry of the Environment is responsible for the sustainable and reasonable use of mineral resources (incl. peat). Production and use of peat in Estonia is regulated under Earth’s Crust Act.

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Estonian Wetlands

The aim of the organization is to help protect and sustainably manage Estonian wetlands (bogs, boreal alluvial meadows etc) and relating mineral resources (peat, clay etc).

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Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF)

ELF aims to help preserve existing mires and, if needed, restore the parts that have been damaged by drainage. This is being carried out mainly in protected areas where the activities for the conservation of mires have already been agreed upon.

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International Peatland Society

The International Peatland Society (IPS) is an organisation of individual, corporate and institutional members dedicated to the responsible management and Wise Use of peatlands and peat.

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Wetlands International

The global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands.

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Energy Peat Europe

The Energy Peat Europe (EPE) represents energy peat industry at EU level. EPE is committed to the highest environmental practices in energy peat extraction and to the responsible use of peat as a local energy source.The Energy Peat Europe’s main purpose is to promote the role of energy peat as a critical indigenous and local energy source in Europe. The association is responsible for the coordination of common positions, the dissemination of scientific information, the organization of public events and the assessment of technical and regulatory issues affecting the entire European industry. The association also monitors European and national legislation and works together with policy makers to promote a strategic, responsible and sound-economic policy for the industry.

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Growing Media Europe

Growing Media Europe AISBL is an international non-profit organisation representing the producers of growing media and soil improvers at European level. Their main objective is to promote optimum legislation for the manufacturing as well as the free and fair trade of growing media within Europe.

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Responsibly Produced Peat

RPP aims to develop and administrate a certification scheme for the responsible and transparent production of peat resources.To stimulate and facilitate the certification of companies based on a certification scheme. RPP certification ensures that responsible peat production is recognizable for the market and the society.

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