Following the Irish and English survey, WetFutures has recently started a survey in the Netherlands that measures how people experience Dutch peatlands. By participating in an online questionnaire people can indicate which values they associate with these landscapes. What do peatlands mean to their visitors? With this research we aim to inventory current values associated with peatlands. The study includes six peatland areas in different parts of the Netherlands: Fochteloërveen, Bargerveen, Korenburgerveen, Wooldse Veen, Groote Peel, Mariapeel and Deurnese Peel. The results of the study allow us to compare the current views of peatlands to how they were perceived in the past. Similarly, the results may contribute to future management of Dutch peatlands. It is the first time that this type of research is conducted in the Netherlands. If you wish to read more about or participate in this study, please click the link below (Dutch). We will post an update when the results have been analysed.
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