Pristine forest

Intact peatland rainforest reflected in 'Lake Besar', during a journey through some of Riau's most beautiful forests. 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 regulating the global climate.

Photo 20 of 22 in Serkap River

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Intact peatland rainforest reflected in 'Lake Besar', during a journey through some of Riau's most beautiful forests. 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 regulating the global climate.
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