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Indonesia pushes to restore peatlands and mangroves at the center of the climate crisis

The BRGM is now also tasked with restoring 600,000 hectares of mangrove, including land in North Sumatra, Riau Islands, Bangka-Belitung, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan and West Papua, according to reporting by Mongabay.

Indonesia also created a new wetlands management team in October, under its Ministry of National Planning or National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), to plan policies and coordinate data and reporting around wetland conservation. The team will collaborate with civil society groups, including the Center for International Forestry Research and Conservation International Indonesia, as well as BRGM.
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