Rewetting and restoration of peatlands in Katingan-Mentaya, Indonesia
The Katingan forests are one of the largest intact peat swamp forests in Indonesia, spanning over 150,000 hectares. They're home to vulnerable and endangered biodiversity of plants, birds, mammals, and one of the few remaining homes left to species such as Orangutans, Gibbons and Proboscis monkeys. 🦧 The peat swamps are a large natural carbon store, and due to their health, are critical in our efforts to combat climate change. However, peat swamp's protection wasn't always a given!