Peatland forest

Intact peatland rainforest reflected in the afternoon sunlight on 'Lake Besar', during a journey through some of Riau's most beautiful forests up the Serkap river. This area is currently under threat by logging companies wishing to obtain to permits to clear and drain the land to make way for palm oil and acacia plantations. These peat soil rainforests are one of the most important carbon sinks in the world and play a vital role in helping to regulate the global climate.

Photo 9 of 22 in Serkap River

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Intact peatland rainforest reflected in the afternoon sunlight on 'Lake Besar', during a journey through some of Riau's most beautiful forests up the Serkap river. This area is currently under threat by logging companies wishing to obtain to permits to clear and drain the land to make way for palm oil and acacia plantations. These peat soil rainforests are one of the most important carbon sinks in the world and play a vital role in helping to regulate the global climate.
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