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Are you managing fire prone lands in Southeast Asia? Each day, satellite imagery provides us information on hotspots in the ASEAN region. We are currently monitoring hotspot occurrences for 539 land parcels covering 270,851,753 sq km of the ASEAN region and able to alert you whenever an area of interest to you has one or more hotspot/s.

Click on http://www.aseanfirealert.org to download the app and register your free account.

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US partners with the Philippines on wildland fire preparedness - 27 Jul, 2016
SUBIC, Zambales, July 27 --On18-22July 2016, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), trained 50 officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Bureau of Fire Protection in forest fire management. Read more...

Sampit`s Urban Forest to Feature Peat Swamp - 27 Jul, 2016
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The urban forest in Sampit, Central Kalimantan province will be featuring peat swamp as its defining characteristic, the Head of Forestry and Plantation Office, Sanggul Lumban Gaol, said on Tuesday. Read more...

Indonesia declares national park in top palm oil-producing province - 27 Jul, 2016
Zamrud National Park encompasses an area inhabited by a variety of birds, fish and mammals in Riau on the island of Sumatra. Read more...

Police need to explain halting investigation on forest fires: Lawmaker - 26 Jul, 2016
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Deputy chairman of Commission III of the House of Representatives Benny K Harman said police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian has to give reason for halting investigation of cases of forest fires involving 15 companies in Riau. Read more...

Minister: Riau has better forest fire handling mechanism - 25 Jul, 2016
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The handling of land and forest fires in Riau Province is far better than those in other provinces, such as South Sumatra and Central Kalimantan, a minister claimed. Read more...

Transboundary Haze Pollution (THP) presents a serious ongoing environmental and economic problem of international consequence. In 2006 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reported that haze episodes between 1997 and 2002 contributed approximately 40 per cent of the world’s total CO2 emissions at over 400 million tonnes. Read more...

    Videos: Peatlands in Southeast Asia 

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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