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South Sumatra seeks funding to restore damaged peatland - 27 May, 2017
It only took a few days for fire to ravage more than 700,000 hectares of peatland in South Sumatra in 1997, but it has taken years for the province to find ways to restore the damaged land on the island known as one of the world’s foremost homes for great forests. Read more...

Bomba sedia hadapi ancaman kebakaran hutan - 26 May, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR: Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia (JBPM) bersiap sedia daripada pelbagai aspek khususnya keanggotaan dan peralatan bagi menghadapi ancaman kebakaran hutan dan tanah gambut, berikutan cuaca panas melampau yang melanda negara ketika ini sehingga September. Read more...

GLF, UN Environment Initiatives Spotlight Role of Peatlands in Climate Mitigation, Community Development - 25 May, 2017
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The Battle over Peatlands - 24 May, 2017
Peatlands restoration the bone of contention between the two ministers is linked to two major conflicting interests: environmental protection including prevention of forest fires and an economic interest worth hundreds of trillions of rupiah. Read more...

Indonesia president approves two-year extension of forest moratorium - 24 May, 2017
JAKARTA (May 24): Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved a two-year extension to a moratorium on issuing new licences to use land designated as primary forest and peatland, the environment and forestry minister said on Wednesday. Read more...

‘Black gold’ for climate mitigation - 24 May, 2017
Measuring the wealth of carbon stocks in peatlands Read more...

Guardians of the forest - 23 May, 2017
How Indonesian community leaders are fighting back to preserve their peatlands Read more...

Widespread hotspots mark the start of dry season: BMKG - 23 May, 2017
Hotspots have sprung up in several regencies across Riau in the last two days marking the start of dry season in the province. Read more...
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