Intact peatland forest reflected by afternoon sunlight in the Serkap River. The Indonesian peatlands are unique playing an essential role in the global carbon cycle. Enshrined in Indonesian law, rainforests with peat layers deeper than 3 meters are forbidden to be cleared. Although peat depth is relatively easy to measure, the law is often ignored and poorly monitored. Forest destruction is a major factor in global climate change and makes Indonesia the 3rd largest Co2 emitter in the world.