Forest fires occur in Indonesia every dry season.
However, the haze that spreads to other countries is no longer restricted to drought years, and has become increasingly frequent due to ongoing deforestation of peatlands – with profound health and economic impacts across Southeast Asia.
There are no easy solutions. The complex factors involved in every fire mean the problem goes far beyond who actually lights the match.
That’s why the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has collected its work on fire and haze in Southeast Asia. The new site explains the context, impacts and history of this ongoing crisis – drawing upon cutting edge science and research.
See the full collection at cifor.org/fire-and-haze