What are peat forests?
Peat Swamp forest store large amounts of carbon
Why must we restore peatlands?
Why are we doing this?
Global Peatlands are carbon sinks that store up to 3 times more carbon than all the plants and forests in the world combined with unsustainable agriculture on peatlands also results in increased fire risks leading to transboundary haze. Peat fires are virtually impossible to put out and the smoke emitted can be up to 10 times more than fires on other forest lands.
Where do we impact?
Sungai Tohor is village located on a peat island off the mainland of Sumatra and just 3 hours from Singapore. Bad fires in 2014 impacted the public health and livelihoods of the community there.
Peatland restoration enables their livelihoods through various incentives and also provides them with a clean environment for all who live there.
Peatland Vegetation Study
We work with an Indonesian registered Non Governmental Organization, EKA which consists of passionate members from the Sungai Tohor Community.
Replanting on previously burnt peatland
Research and monitoring
Foraging seedlings from the indigenous peat swamp forest