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CIFOR supports new peatland restoration agency to prevent forest fires

The newly established Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) should be supported in its efforts to restore peatland areas and prevent forest fires, according to the Bogor-based Center International Forest and Research (CIFOR). Forest and plantation fires had damaged a total area of 2.6 million hectares across Indonesia in 2015, CIFOR scientist Herry Purnomo, concurrently professor of the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB), stated here, Tuesday. "The BRGs endeavors need the support and involvement of the relevant stakeholders to prevent damage to peatland areas," he affirmed.
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