Pongamia: Potential benefits for restoration and bioenergy in Indonesia

Its native stomping-ground stretches across a broad swathe of Asia and the Pacific – from India in the west to Fiji in the east – and it is known by scores of local names, including Indian Beech, pongam, Karum tree, kranji and malapari, among many others. Pongamia pinnata is a fast-growing, wide-canopied leguminous tree and […]

Peta Baru Aliran Karbon, Informasi Segar untuk Beraksi

Hutan menjadi krusial bagi upaya global mencegah ancaman perubahan iklim. Sejalan dengan upaya komunitas global menyusun prioritas langkah menghadapi bencana, memetakan hutan mana yang menyerap dan kehilangan karbon – serta alasannya – merupakan bagian penting teka-teki. Namun, hingga kini, data perolehan dan kehilangan karbon di hutan global terpecah dan beragam, yang berimplikasi serius pada pengambilan […]

New maps of global forest carbon flux offer fresh insights for action

Forests are crucial for global efforts to prevent dangerous climate change. As the global community works out what to prioritize in this quest against catastrophe, figuring out which forests are gaining and losing carbon – and why – is an important piece of the puzzle. Until now, however, data on carbon gains and losses in global […]

Building a new ‘boardwalk’ for peatland restoration monitoring in Indonesia

“Peatlands are dynamic and diverse and the underlying causes of their degradation are as complex as the ecosystems themselves,” said Nazir Foead, head of Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG). He made these remarks at the fourth and final webinar in a series convened by BRG and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), which sought […]

Building a new ‘boardwalk’ for peatland restoration monitoring in Indonesia

“Peatlands are dynamic and diverse and the underlying causes of their degradation are as complex as the ecosystems themselves,” said Nazir Foead, head of Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG). He made these remarks at the fourth and final webinar in a series convened by BRG and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), which sought […]

Prescribed burning in dry ecosystems to reduce emissions

Watching tongues of flame spread through dry grass or spiral up trees often evokes particular emotions: fear; panic and grief might be some of the most prominent. But fire is not always a bad thing: in many of the world’s dry ecosystems, a certain level of burning is healthy – and in some cases, necessary. […]

Peatland restoration in Indonesia: Why do people matter?

Putting people first is a vital part of the equation for protecting and restoring Indonesia’s vast tropical peatlands. This was the resounding message from the third in a series of webinars exploring criteria and indicators for tropical peatland restoration hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in collaboration with the Indonesian Peatland Restoration […]