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 Peatland Conservation in Brunei Darussalam

This is a documentary project done by a group of final year Environmental Studies and Biology's students of University Brunei Darussalam for their module, Heart of Borneo. This video explored a project which had been initiated by Heart of Borneo's Initiative in Brunei Darussalam, Peatland Rehabilitation Project as one of their green economy solutions. This video also attempts to raise awareness regarding the importance of peatland in Brunei Darussalam and the potential of ecotourism to be use as a tool for rehabilitation of peatland.
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Haze Prevention: Transforming Agriculture Use? – Analysis - 22 May, 2017
At the 19th Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution in Kuala Lumpur this week, ASEAN reiterated its commitment to a haze-free region by 2020. Could a long-term solution to preventing forest fires in Southeast Asia lie in alternative commodities that can grow in wet peatlands? Read more...

A burning issue for Singapore: Indonesia readies for haze battle - 21 May, 2017
Jakarta is desperate to prevent a repeat of the forest fires that caused US$16 billion of damage, kicked up more carbon dioxide than the United States, and upset neighbours including the Lion City, Malaysia and Thailand Read more...

Indonesian governor asks president to let timber firms drain peat in his province - 20 May, 2017
Environmentalists fear it could put one of Borneo’s last best coastal peat swamp forests at risk. Read more...

Clear skies likely despite haze season: Indonesian official - 19 May, 2017
The haze season is looming, but Singapore will likely enjoy clear skies even after it sets in next month, a top Indonesian official said yesterday. Read more...

Event highlights: Global Landscapes Forum – Peatlands Matter - 19 May, 2017
Local communities at the forefront of sustainability efforts on peatlands Read more...

Malaysia ready to send team to Indonesia to stop haze - 19 May, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is ready to send its firefighters and the Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Smart) to help neighbouring Indonesia in combatting the haze this year. Read more...

Indonesia Assures ASEAN Neighbours A Haze Free 2017 - 18 May, 2017
Indonesia today assured its ASEAN neighbours that there will be no transboundary haze problems plaguing the region's skyline this year. Read more...

Likely no haze from Indonesia affecting the region this year, says government official - 18 May, 2017
There should be no haze from Indonesia affecting the region this year, Mr Nazir Foead, the chief of Indonesia's Peatland Restoration Agency, said on Thursday (May 18). 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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