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New Protected Environment Declared in South Africa - 19 Jul, 2017
This area is also of great conservation value for many other reasons. For example, it is an important water catchment area. Lakenvlei, a wetland in the area, is a peatland which helps with the storing and purification of water. Read more...

Rain Determines Whether Peat Is A Carbon Sink Or Source - 18 Jul, 2017
Even undisturbed peatlands might release rather than trap carbon dioxide, depending on seasonal rainfall patterns. Read more...

Transforming business as usual in Indonesia: an interview with Aida Greenbury - 17 Jul, 2017
An interview with Aida Greenbury, the former Chief Sustainability Officer at Asia Pulp & Paper, the largest integrated forestry, pulp and paper group. Greenbury is currently the Co-Chair of the High Carbon Stock Approach Steering Group and Chair of the Private Sector Roundtable of the Asia Pacific Rainforest Partnership. Read more...

Philippines to host Asean environment ministers meeting - 16 Jul, 2017
The Philippines will play host to an important meeting of senior environment officials representing the 10-member Association of Asean this month, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Read more...

Pantau Gambut - 13 Jul, 2017
WRI Indonesia participates in an initiative, Pantau Gambut, an online platform that provides knowledge and learning about peatland to enable a meaningful public participation in peatland restoration. Read more...

Indonesia to swap firms' lands in peatland territory with productive land - 13 Jul, 2017
JAKARTA, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia will swap companies' lands in peatland territory with other productive areas, a move aiming at protecting and restoring the country's peatland and its ecosystem, an official said here on Thursday. Read more...

S’pore pledges cooperation with Indonesia to tackle haze - 13 Jul, 2017
SINGAPORE — Ahead of the need for continued vigilance in the upcoming dry season, Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli has told Indonesian leaders that Singapore is committed to help combat fires should the need arise. Read more...

Jakarta ready to prevent repeat of haze crisis: Masagos - 12 Jul, 2017
Minister received assurances from regional, national officials during his visit to Indonesia Read more...

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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