Tackling Land and Forest Fire

communities and with Government agencies to educate the community about alternative practices – including incentivizing local communities to adopt no-burn practices and to help them put fires out when they occur.

We also assist the local authorities for fire and incidence monitoring by providing helicopters and airboats to inaccessible areas

We support the need for strong enforcement of laws banning fires and harsh penalties for those who ignore those laws. We support the National Disaster Management Agency’s efforts to prevent and tackle fires. And we support collaborative international efforts to educate people about the real causes of fire in Indonesia and to find effective and innovative measures to combat fire.

Reducing the risk of forest fires in Indonesia is ultimately good for the country, good for the community and good for our company.

CIFOR’s research on forest fire in Indonesia:


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