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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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ASEAN agrees to stop blame game over haze issue - 28 Jul, 2016
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Association South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to stop the practice of blaming each other over the haze caused by forest fires in the region, an official stated. Read more...

15 fire-linked firms escape prosecution in Indonesia’s Riau - 28 Jul, 2016
Environmental advocates decried the police decision to close cases against the companies, which Jakarta had listed in connection with last year’s haze crisis. Read more...

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...

New initiative to further creation of a single map in Indonesia’s Riau - 27 Jul, 2016
The World Resources Institute’s Riau One Map campaign aims to advance a government initiative in the country’s top palm oil-producing province. 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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