Preventing Borneo’s peatland fires to protect health, livelihoods and biodiversity


Indonesia
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Ref: 25-001

Status: Current

Round:
24
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Borneo Nature Foundation, Sebangau National Park, Badan Restorasi Gambut, Central Kalimantan Department of the Environment
Start Date:
01-07-18
End Date:
31-03-21
Funding:
£349,329.00
Regions:
East Asia
Biomes:
Tropical forest, Forests
Production:
Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Livelihoods
Specific Tools:
Monitoring, Training, Research training
Countries:
Indonesia
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
Borneo’s biodiverse peat-swamp forests are being destroyed by annual fires resulting from poor management and land use decisions. These cause huge public health problems and destroy large swathes of rainforest. We will address the causes of these fires in the critical Sebangau region by restoring drained and deforested peatlands and encouraging behaviour change amongst local communities, while simultaneously tackling fire impacts by improving local fire-fighting capacity and developing fire-prevention networks. The occurrence and intensity of fires in and around Sebangau National Park in Central Kalimantan is significantly reduced, thus benefiting biodiversity conservation and human health.


Documents:
Title: 25-001 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2018-11-13 00:00:00

Title: 25-001 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-21 00:00:00

Title: 25-001 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-24 00:00:00

Title: 25-001 HYR2 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-21 00:00:00

Title: 25-001 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-24 00:00:00

Title: 25-001 HYR3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00