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  Workshop on Peatland Fire Prediction and Warning in the ASEAN Region



The Workshop on ASEAN Peatland Fire Prediction and Warning was held in Kuala Lumpur on 13-14th July 2010. It was attended by more than 60 representatives from government agencies, research institutions, private sector and NGOs mainly from the ASEAN region. It was organised to support the implementation of the ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy 2006-2020 as part of the ASEAN Peatland Forests Project (APFP) supported by the International Fund For Agriculture Development (IFAD) and The Global Environment Facility (GEF). It was organised by the ASEAN Secretariat and the Global Environment Centre (as Regional Project Executing Agency, RPEA) and was held in association with the Government of Malaysia through the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), the Forest Department of Peninsular Malaysia and the Selangor Forest Department.

Expert presentations were given on the nature and significance of peatland fires in the ASEAN region; current status of fire danger rating and hotspot monitoring programmes; experience in fire prevention and control in peatlands. Working groups focused on strengthening peatland fire prediction and warning systems and enhancing fire prevention measures in peatlands.


Download the Full Workshop Report and the annexes below.

ANNEX 3: Presentation 1: Nature and Importance of Peatland Fires and the Development of the ASEAN Peatland Fire Prediction and Warning System
by Mr. Faizal Parish, RPEA, APFP

ANNEX 4: Presentation 2: Preliminary Assessment of the Potential Use of the Fire Prediction and Warning System to Reduce Peat Fires in Malaysia
by Mr. Tan Huvi Vein, Malaysia Meteorological Department

ANNEX 5: Presentation 3: Role of ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) in Regional Haze Monitoring
by Mr. Chiam Kheng Oon, ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre, Singapore

ANNEX 6: Presentation 4: Experience in Fire Prediction & Warning Systems: Case Study of Indonesia
by Dr. Orbita Roswintiarti, Centre for Remote Sensing Data, Indonesia

ANNEX 7: Presentation 5: Forest fire susceptibility and Risk Mapping Using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
by Dr. Biswajeet Pradhan, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

ANNEX 12: Presentation 6: Case Study 1: Fire Prevention and Community-based Rehabilitation in Raja Musa Forest Reserve
by Dr. Hj. Mohd. Yunus bin Zakaria, Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia

ANNEX 13: Presentation 7: Case Study 2: Community-based Fire Prevention in Rokan Hilir, Riau Province, Indonesia
by Pak Muslim, Jikalahari, Indonesia

ANNEX 14: Presentation 8: Case Study 3: Fire Prevention and Mobilization in Thailand
by Mr. Siri Akaakara, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Thailand

ANNEX 15: Presentation 9: Case Study 4: Fire Prevention and Community-based Rehabilitation in Sabah
by Mr. Christopher A. Matunjau, Klias Peatswamp Field Centre, Sabah Forestry Department

ANNEX 16: Presentation 10: Case Study 5: Peatland Fire Prevention Programme in Malaysia
by Ms. Nor Rashidah Mohd. Ghazali, Department of Environment, Malaysia

ANNEX 17: Presentation 11: Case Study 6: APRIL's fire management efforts for protecting HTI fiber plantations
by Mr. Bradford Sanders, APRIL Riaufiber