Suara Denpasar- Indonesia is a country that has extensive peatlands and maybe not many people understand about peatlands.
Meanwhile, peat land itself is a type of wetland that is formed from piles of organic material in the form of tree remains, grass, moss and animal bodies that decompose in the soil.
Reporting from the Instagram account of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, the account @kementrianlhk explains the characteristics of peatlands. He explained that the specific characteristics of peat soils that differentiate them from mineral soils are that they are easily subjected to irreversible drying and easy subsidence.
“During the dry season, peatlands can become very dry and easily catch fire. If that happens, the fire can spread into the ground to a height of 3 meters below the surface,” wrote the account, as quoted by Suara Denpasar, Thursday (19/1) .
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Meanwhile, it was also explained that Indonesia had made peat restoration and peatland fire prevention one of the main focuses in the 2030 forestry and other land use net sinks (FoLU).
Then, from 2019 to 2022, Indonesia will continue to make improvements to peat restoration covering an area of 300 thousand hectares in concession holders. In addition, 230 villages with an area of 50 thousand hectares have been carried out with the involvement of local communities.
In addition, in a short video uploaded by the @kementrianlhk account, it is explained about the characteristics or properties of peat soil which resembles a sponge, which in the dry season can become dry to a certain depth and easily burn.
So, if the peat land is on fire, the fire will spread to the ground surface. Then during a blackout, a peat syringe is needed which is stuck into the peat soil so that it can extinguish the embers in the peat soil. (“)
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