Hydrological Monitoring for Protecting Peatlands

Natural Laboratory of Peat-swamp Forest (LAHG) area, a special zone within the Sebangau National Park, is a peatland that is particularly prone to fire. Land and forest fires are one of the most prolific disasters affecting peatlands, due to drying of the peat soil. Therefore peatland re-wetting programs have been initiated by institutions located in […]

The Fire Front Guard

Thick smoke began to soar, covering the sun until the sky turned orange. The sound of fire burning branches and shrubs increasingly made that evening tense. Black faces like masks came out of the siege of smoke, the faces of the front troops from MPA (fire-fighting communities), Kereng Bengkirai, Central Kalimantan.”My eyes begin to feel […]