While only 3% of the global land area is peatland, they store twice as many green-house gases as all the forests on earth. 

The protection and restoration of peatlands is therefore an efficient means for ecosystem-based climate protection and restoration. At the same time, as wetlands they are of central importance for the protection of species. VGP Foundation, together with and supported by NABU International, is planning to purchase high-value bog areas in the Baltics that are acutely threatened by drainage in order to restore the water balance and protect the natural habitat.