Peatlands form when dead plants partially decay in soils soaked with tannin-rich water, and organic matter gradually accumulates, layer upon layer, over hundreds or even thousands of years.
New WRI research shows that securing indigenous forestland is also a low-cost, high-benefit investment and therefore makes good economic sense
Peatland Restoration and Livelihood Improvement: Making the Case for Purun Weaving as a Sustainable Business Option
The Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) employs three approaches to restore 2.49 million hectares of peatlands across seven priority provinces: rewetting, revegetation, and revitalization of livelihood.
Securing Water, Protecting Forest: Lessons Learned from the Management of a West Sumatran Village Forest
Hutan Nagari Alam Pauh Duo Jorong Simancuang (HN Simancuang) in West Sumatera holds a very critical position for local villagers as it serves as the primary water catchment area.
Some indigenous groups are trying to protect their land by obtaining legal titles to it. But in many countries, the processes for communities to formalize land rights are significantly more complex than for companies.
Toward a successful forest and landscape restoration in Sumatra, Indonesia: the application of Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology
Presented at Regional Policy Dialogue on Connecting Finance and Policy: Forest Landscape Restoration in Southeast Asia, March 8, Bangkok Satrio A. Wicaksono (WRI Indonesia) Andree Ekadinata (ICRAF)
Spatial Analysis of Deforestation Drivers and Carbon Emissions in Papua and West Papua Provinces Presented at: NICFI Civil Society Seminar
In 2015, Papua experienced its highest forest cover loss yet.
Identifying Forest Cover Loss in Indonesia in Recent Decades (2000 - 2015) Using Spatial Statistics Presented at: geosmart 2017
Indonesia possesses one of the largest tropical forests after the Amazonian in Brazil and the tropical rainforest of the Republic of Congo, representing 10% of the remaining tropical forests in the world (FWI/GFW, 2002).
This preliminary study aims at identifying the types of peat restoration conducted by the private sector in Indonesia between 2015-2018 and the drivers of their restoration activities.
Stronger Partnerships for More Effective and Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration in Conservation Areas in Indonesia
Approximately 2 million hectares of degraded forest in Indonesia are located in conservation areas, including national parks, natural reserves, and wildlife reserves. With such large size of degraded land, restoration is inevitable.