Seven million hectares of Peatlands in Sumatera under threat

(translation) At least seven million hectares of wet and peatlands in Sumatera, from a total of 27 million hectares across Indonesia, are cause for considerable concern due to the possible impact of land burning practices and the opening up of new lands. This was the view expressed by Daniel Murdiyarso, a researcher with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), at a workshop on peatland fires held in Palembang yesterday (10/12).