Restoring Peatland Ecosystems in the Face of Flooding

Restoring Peatland Ecosystems in the Face of Flooding

Tropical peat swamp forest is a unique ecosystem that is under enormous threat by human activities, such as logging, conversion for agriculture, drainage, fire, and wildlife hunting. Peat-swamp forests in the tropics represent a high biodiversity ecosystem with thousands of species and are rich in endemic and endangered flora and fauna.

To address the threats to Indonesian ecosystems, Eka Cahyaningrum, Primate Researcher and 2022 Global Landscapes Forum Restoration Steward, started an organization with her two friends to restore peatlands and the habitats of primates, from orangutans to gibbons.

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This interview is hosted by Tania Roa, Digital Communications and Outreach Manager for Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

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