Preventing peatland fires in Indonesia's Kalimantan Compiled by UN Environment, March 2017

Peatland swamps in Sebangau National Park, Kalimantan Province, Indonesia.

Channels were originally dredged by the timber industry to transport logs. Since the area became a national park in 2004, the channels have been blocked to restore the swamps. This will also greatly reduce the risk of fires.

Replanting burnt peatland.

Constructing a compacted peat dam.

Preparing burnt peatland for replanting.

Water channels were used by loggers to transport timber.

At the pilot site of the University of Forestry at Mungku Baru plants are being grown to reforest burned areas.

Firefighters practice dousing a peatland fire.

Drone's view of a dam under construction.

All photos by Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR

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All photos by Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR

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