Using satellite monitoring to restore Indonesia’s peatlands

AUTHOR Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Muhammad Askary Masjkur, Head of Subdirectorate for Preservation of Peatland Ecosystem from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia, describes the importance of Indonesia’s peatlands – particularly for ecosystem services, water systems, and biodiversity – and for their carbon storage function, and reflects on how remote sensing satellite monitoring can be key in restoring the peatlands.
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