Peatland Fire Management

  1. Prevention and Control of Fire in Peatlands

Workshop at the Forestry Training Unit, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur,  19-21 March 2002

  1. Fire in the Wetlands / Peatlands of Sumatra: Problems and Solutions

Results of a multi-stakeholder workshop held in Palembang, South Sumatra, 10-11 December 2003. The volume (edited by Unna Chokkalingam, ÓCIFOR) provides different stakeholder perspectives on the problems and solutions of fire in the wetlands of Sumatra. The papers are published in Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). An English Summary is provided in part 1.

  1. Publications of the EU-Indonesia Forest Fire Prevention and Control Project (FFPCP), Sumatra (1995-2001)
  1. The Fire Programme of The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

The fire programme of the TNC includes “Fen Restoration Ecological Model (#1-3)

  1. Burning Peatlands Equal Smoke and Haze
  1. Integrated Forest Fire Management (IFFM) Project, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

The IFFM project is a technical cooperation project between the governments of Indonesia and Germany, supported by the Germany Agency for Technical cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit – GTZ) and implemented in the Indonesian Province of East Kalimantan. IFFM aims at reducing wildfires and non-sustainable burning practices in natural systems (peatlands, forest) and land-use systems.

  1. South Sumatra Forest Fire Management Project, Indonesia

In 1995 the Government of Indonesia and the European Union started the Forest Fire Prevention and Control Project in South Sumatra (FFPCP). This project was part of the larger European Union’s Indonesian Forestry Program. The FFPCP was implemented from 1995 until 2001. As a follow-up to the FFPCP, the South Sumatra Forest Fire Management Project (SSFFMP) started in January 2003. The new SSFFMP project is mainly set in a provincial context and in accordance with the Financing Agreement to work with stakeholders in South Sumatra Province and selected priority districts. The fire problem zones include peat-swamp forest biomes and other wetlands. Project website: