Kosuke Mizuno, Kazuya Masuda, and Almasdi Syahza
Peatlands in Riau, Sumatra were relatively untouched by development or deforestation until at least the beginning of the 1970s. But today these landscapes are seriously degraded, with fires breaking out almost every year. Why and how has it come to this? This study attempts to make clear the relationships between the establishment of timber plantations, construction of large-scale drainage infrastructure, peatland degradation, in-migration, increasing fire events, and abandonment of peatland. This study…..
Citation: Mizuno, K., Masuda, K., Syahza, A. (2023). Peatland Degradation, Timber Plantations, and Land Titles in Sumatra. In: Mizuno, K., Kozan, O., Gunawan, H. (eds) Vulnerability and Transformation of Indonesian Peatlands. Global Environmental Studies. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-0906-3_2