Sunrise over the peatland

The destroyed and draining peatland lies in the foreground of a site cleared by APRIL concessions. This area is currently under threat by logging companies wishing to obtain 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 14 of 14 in The village of Teluk Meranti

0.3501°N, 102.5702°E
The destroyed and draining peatland lies in the foreground of a site cleared by APRIL concessions. This area is currently under threat by logging companies wishing to obtain 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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