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Indonesian peatland agency develops online platform to monitor restoration

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Jakarta   /   Fri, June 21, 2019   /  09:34 pm
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Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) head Nazir Foead (center) visits the site of alleged peatland conversion by PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper in the Meranti Islands, Riau, on Sept. 5, 2018.(JP/Rizal Harahap)

The Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) has developed an online platform to monitor peatland restoration activities and prevent wildfires in six provinces. Dubbed the Peatland Restoration Information Management System (PRIMS), the platform is intended to provide updates on the planning and implementation of restoration activities, monitor restoration and hot spots in peatland areas and provide reports related to these activities. “The more comprehensive monitoring system [PRIMS] was launched in May as it provides more data compared to Sipalaga [wildfire early detection system],” BRG head Nazir Foead said at a media and NGO discussion on Wednesday. “[PRIMS] has comprehensive monitoring capabilities because it can record water levels and the water content of soil using satellite imagery,” he said. The platform, Nazir said, would provide restoration data in...