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Task force of forest fire prevention extinguishes land fires - 17 Feb, 2017
Pekanbaru, Riau (ANTARA News) - A task force of forest fire prevention workers in Riau province has managed to extinguish the land fires which devoured 20 hectares of dry peatlands in Pangkalan Terap village, Kerumutan sub-district, Pelalawan district. Read more...

Keeping Asean haze-free - 16 Feb, 2017
THE great peatlands of Southeast Asia are incalculably valuable, both within the region and to all humanity. Read more...

Exploring Indonesia's Long and Complicated History of Forest Fires - 16 Feb, 2017
For decades, forest and land fires in Indonesia have been an annual environmental crisis, but the dry conditions caused by the 2015 El Niño made that year’s fire season the worst in 20 years: approximately 2.6 million hectares (6.4 million acres) of land were burned between June and October, Indonesia’s dry season. Read more...

Government wins in forest fire case - 10 Feb, 2017
Ministry wins another case in court against firm responsible for forest burning Court orders fine of US$35 million for Waringin Agro Jaya Read more...

World’s largest tropical peatlands discovered in swamp forests of Congo Basin - 09 Feb, 2017
A vast area of peatlands in the swamp forests of the Congo Basin, known as the Cuvette Centrale peatlands, has just been mapped for the first time and shown to be the largest in all of the tropics. Read more...

Indonesia to issue regulation on water level monitoring systems to tackle forest fires - 07 Feb, 2017
PULANG PISAU, Central Kalimantan: Indonesia will soon issue a regulation to make it compulsory for land concession owners to install water level monitoring systems to ensure the peatlands are kept moist. Read more...

NGOs Refuse Draft Bill on Palm Oil - 06 Feb, 2017
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A number of organizations namely Human Rights Working Groups (HRWG), the Public Research and Advocacy Institution (ELSAM), and Auriga Foundation consider that the Bill on palm oil is yet necessary. They argue that there is no new norm offered by the Draft Bill. Read more...

Indonesia to issue regulation on water level monitoring systems to tackle forest fires - 06 Feb, 2017
It will soon be compulsory for land concession owners to install these systems to ensure peatlands are kept moist, according to the Peatland Restoration Agency. Read more...
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