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Peatland restoration each year from 2015: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Published:
1 May 2019
Peatland restoration each year from 2015: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00979
Date received: 2 Apr 2019
Date responded: 30 Apr 2019
Information requested

 

  • How many acres of peatland in Scotland have been restored each year, from 2015 to present day
  • What percentage of
    • Blanket bog
    • Raised bog
    • Fenland  is currently in a conservation status of  ‘favorable’ condition?
  • How many statutorily protected areas of peatland out of the total are in, or moving towards  a conservation status of ‘favorable’ condition’

 

Response

 

As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations.   

The Scottish Government holds data for your first question and this is laid out in the table below: - 

 

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Restoration (ha)

5570

2810

450

3660

6500

Restoration (Acres)

13764

6944

1112

9044

16062

Our aim is to provide information whenever possible.  However, in this instance, the information you have requested on the remaining questions is not held by the Scottish Government.  However, you may wish to submit a new request to Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)  requesting information on these questions.

 

ANNEX

REASONS FOR NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION

Under the terms of the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs (information not held), the Scottish Government is not required to provide information which it does not have.  

 

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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