Study

Provisional Report of the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Increase ‘on-the-ground’ protection (e.g. rangers)

Action Link
Peatland Conservation

Provide education or training programmes about peatlands or peatland management

Action Link
Peatland Conservation
  1. Increase ‘on-the-ground’ protection (e.g. rangers)

    A before-and-after study in 2006–2008 in peat swamp forest in Indonesia (CKPP 2008) reported that anti-logging patrols reduced the number of sawmills (associated with illegal logging) in the study area. Before patrols began, 147 sawmills were identified in Katingan Regency, including 102 in active use. After two years of weekly patrols, there were only two sawmills in the area. Patrols involved representatives of the National Park authorities, local communities and non-governmental organizations.

  2. Provide education or training programmes about peatlands or peatland management

    A study in 2008 in peat swamps in Indonesia (CKPP 2008) reported that workshops with local people encouraged 3,540 households to adopt sustainable farming practices. The study suggests this is a result of changed attitudes towards sustainable farming (but this was not quantified). Workshops were held to identify agricultural and aquacultural practices suited to the local environment but with minimal negative (or even positive) environmental impacts. The workshops involved farmers, government officials, non-governmental organizations, state research institutions and academics.

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