Integrated landscape approaches for reducing peatland fires in Ketapang District, Indonesia


Authors: Atiek Widayati, Lisa Tanika, Kasuma Wijaya, Ali Yansyah Abdurrahim, Edi Purwanto & Roderick Zagt

Indonesia - 2022

ISSUE No.: 61


Language: English


During years with frequent fires in Indonesia, such as 2015 and 2019, Ketapang District in southwestern West Kalimantan Province received national and international attention. This article presents initial findings and lessons learned from Tropenbos Indonesia’s implementation of the Fire-smart landscape governance programme of the Working Landscapes Programme. The project area is Pawan-Kepulu-Pesaguan landscape in Matan Hilir Selatan sub-district of Ketapang, which covers almost 80,000 ha. The landscape consists of two peatland hydrological units with approximately 50,000 ha of peatlands in their core areas. The area has 20 villages, of which five to six are in peatlands affected by fires. 

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