Jokowi turning over a new leaf for Indonesia on haze but details still foggy

Mongabay: Environmental groups have welcomed new technical guidelines issued by Indonesia’s forestry ministry which, if implemented correctly, could prohibit new development in Indonesia’s peatlands, keeping them moist to prevent wildfires. “This gives a real hope that the country is changing its direction on how it manages its peatlands,” Woro Supartinah of the Riau Forest Rescue Network (Jikalahari) said in a statement on Thursday. “These instructions on peat protection and management pave the way for......

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