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13-Feb-2018 Congo, DR Congo launch joint appeal for peatland protection
As the the threats of climate change continue to get more real, the Republic of Congo and neighbouring...
12-Feb-2018 Two Congos set joint approach for peatland help
The Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo are to jointly seek funds to help them protect...
10-Feb-2018 Four Hectares of Vacant Peatland Catch Fire in Riau
A fire engulfed four hectares of peatland in Pulau Muda, Riau, police said on Friday (09/02).
Peatland Fire and Haze
09-Feb-2018 UK satellites to help monitor ASEAN forest fires
This project will use satellite data and mapping to monitor peat conditions in Indonesia and Malaysia.
09-Feb-2018 Bridgestone hits the brakes on deforestation
The tire company has become the third of the world’s “Big Five” to have a formal policy on deforestation,...
07-Feb-2018 Asia Pulp and Paper’s sustainability progress ‘not sufficient’ say NGOs
On the fifth anniversary of the controversial paper company’s landmark pledge to stop clearing natural forests...
Plantations on peat
06-Feb-2018 Palm oil players warn of ‘cobra effect’
PALM oil players and analysts have warned that the European Parliament’s draft measures two weeks ago to ban palm...
Palm Oil
06-Feb-2018 Indonesian President Widodo pledges haze-free 2018
President Joko Widodo on Tuesday (Feb 6) told officials that he had given his word for 2018 to be a haze-free year...
Indonesia-Peatland,Haze and Fire
06-Feb-2018 Scientists Win $1m to Map Peats and Help Indonesia Tackle Wildfires
The International Peat Mapping Team, or IPMT, on Friday (05/02) won the $1 million Indonesian Peat Prize for the...
03-Feb-2018 Indonesian peatlands protection plan nets RM3.9mil
A plan to use satellite imagery and aerial mapping to protect Indonesia’s peatlands – a vast carbon sink and source...
02-Feb-2018 Indonesian palm, pulp companies commit to peatland restoration
Some 125 palm oil and pulp companies have committed to restoring a combined 14,000 square kilometers (5,400...
Plantations on peat
02-Feb-2018 Peatland mappers win $1million to help tackle Indonesian haze fires
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An award-winning method for mapping Indonesia’s vast peatlands,...
01-Feb-2018 Army Region 3 joins Chiang Mai in drill against forest fires and haze
Army Region 3 Commander Lt Gen Wijak Siribansop, as director of the Regional Forest Fire and Haze Prevention...
01-Feb-2018 Measuring Emissions from Smoldering Peat Fires
A new study measures emission factors for tropical peatland fires in Malaysia.
31-Jan-2018 Rewetting the Swamp: Indonesia’s Bold Plan
A controversial project to restore 2.5 million hectares of tropical peatland hinges on sustainable farming
Peat Conservation
31-Jan-2018 Is a plantation a forest? Indonesia says yes, as it touts a drop in deforestation
However, the government’s insistence on counting pulpwood plantations as reforested areas has once again...
Plantations on peat
30-Jan-2018 Peat-mapping technology to be adopted in Indonesia
The government currently lacks an authoritative map of its carbon-rich peat areas, which it urgently needs to enforce...
29-Jan-2018 Indonesia prepares to adopt standardized peat-mapping technology
The winner of a competition announced in 2016 to come up with a fast, accurate and cost-effective method to...
Peatland Conservation
29-Jan-2018 Challenges Faced By Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Scheme (MSPO)
Certifying its products to earn consumer confidence has precedence in Malaysia with certification bodies...
25-Jan-2018 Climate change and deforestation threaten world’s largest tropical peatland
The Cuvette Centrale peatlands stretch across an area of central Africa that is larger than the size of England...

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