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A Life Ripple Spread on Peatlands

Indonesia has 20.5 million hectares of peat lands. During 2000-2010, about 2.5 million hectares peat lands were deforested. Sumatra, the Island with the greatest peat land deforestation. 49.3% of its peat lands disappeared between 2000 to 2010. If nothing is done, no more peat lands will be left. There will be no carbon storage that keeps the climate stable. The ongoing pressure on the community living on peat lands has lead them to realize the importance of peat forests that they have had all this time. Assisted by local NGOs, the communities formed Riau Peat Community Network and Jambi Peat Community Network. Directed by Wahyu Mulyono and edited by Rifky, this video was produce for Jaringan Masyarakat Gambut Riau.

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Peatlands, Works