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Well-managed peatlands vital part of global food security, GLF delegates say

AUTHOR Biggar, H.,Kopansky, D.
Indonesia’s peatlands are subject to frequent fires, in recent times becoming more vulnerable due to erratic climate-change related weather patterns, deforestation and repeated burning. At the recent all-digital Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) broadcast from Bonn, Germany, delegates discussed the urgent need to bolster the potential of these fragile ecosystems, which are substantial carbon sinks and the bedrock of food security initiatives throughout the archipelago and around the world. Stepping back in time, delegates were reminded that in 2015, the devastating fires that blazed across swaths of Indonesia left a big impact, putting food systems, livelihoods and habitats at risk.
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