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 Peatland Conservation in Brunei Darussalam

This is a documentary project done by a group of final year Environmental Studies and Biology's students of University Brunei Darussalam for their module, Heart of Borneo. This video explored a project which had been initiated by Heart of Borneo's Initiative in Brunei Darussalam, Peatland Rehabilitation Project as one of their green economy solutions. This video also attempts to raise awareness regarding the importance of peatland in Brunei Darussalam and the potential of ecotourism to be use as a tool for rehabilitation of peatland.
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Peat beneath their feet - 17 Apr, 2017
The animals and plants that call peatlands home

Asian palm oil producers slam EU moves to restrict market access - 17 Apr, 2017
Indonesia and Malaysia accuse EU of protectionism under guise of conservation concerns Read more...

Digital Peatland Governance: Surveillance Technology For Haze-Free Region – Analysis - 14 Apr, 2017
Indonesia is aiming to restore 2.5 million hectares of degraded peatland, out of which 1.4 million hectares are located in plantation and forest companies’ concessions. Digital surveillance technology emerges as a solution to enable governance from afar and to ensure companies’ compliance in protecting peatland and preventing haze crisis. Read more...

FSC conditionally approves plan to end suspension of APP - 13 Apr, 2017
Ten years after the Forest Stewardship Council cut off ties with Asia Pulp and Paper, the sustainability certification body has conditionally approved a plan to re-engage with the Indonesian agribusiness giant. Read more...

Effective management of peatlands and forest fires requires sound science - 12 Apr, 2017
Bogor (Indonesia), April 12, 2017 — Protecting peat from forest fires and restoring degraded peatlands are complex processes that require solid science. Read more...

In pictures: Indonesia’s fire free villages - 11 Apr, 2017
Eco-Business recently visited a palm oil plantation belonging to Golden Agri Resources (GAR) to see how the company is tackling a culture of land burning in West Kalimantan, an area of Indonesia that was ravaged by the haze-making fires of 2015. Here are some scenes from the ground. Read more...

Rwanda adds to energy mix with first peat-fired power plant in Africa - 10 Apr, 2017
Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa. Read more...

柔圈定5县泥炭地 设节制坝井管 - 10 Apr, 2017
(丰盛港10日讯)在第11大马计划下,州政府已鑑定出柔州5个县泥炭土火灾热点及解决方案,即在该区设有节制坝(check dam)和井管(tiub well)。

Peatlands Survey in Lao PDR, February 2015 GEF-6 Consultation Meeting, Kuala Lumpur EU Ambassadors visit to Raja Musa Forest Reserve. More photos >>


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