RER Marks 5th Year with Biodiversity Increase, Zero Fire, Community Support

23 Apr 2019

In his foreword to the latest Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Progress Report, Bey Soo Khiang, RGE Chairman and Chairman of the RER Advisory Board, marked the program’s fifth anniversary by acknowledging the increasing global recognition of ecosystem restoration as a strategy to mitigate the impact of climate change and protect biodiversity.
This insight is supported by the 2018 Progress Report, which highlights biodiversity gains alongside the role of local communities in the area’s continued fire-free status. Established in 2013 by APRIL, RER is a collaborative project that brings together private and public organisations to restore and conservebiodiversityandcarbon stocksin 150,000 hectares of peatland forest situated on theKampar Peninsulaand Padang Island in Riau Province, Sumatra. This area is approximately the size of London and represents one of the largest remaining Sundaic lowland tropical peat forests in Sumatra.
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