Friday, March 14, 2014

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Indicative Map Clear 17 Million Hectare Peat

Maps indicative attachments Presidential Instruction No. 10 of 2011 on New Permit Delays and Improving Governance of Primary Forest and Peatland remove most of the remaining peatland . Of the 21.5 million hectares of wetlands mapped in 2004 , as detailed in the indicative map only 4.5 million hectares to 17 million hectares of peatland erased . (see also: obat burung)

" We compare the digital map data with spatial data indicative of a peat - peat only maps made ​​by Wetlands International in collaboration reported by the Ministry of Forestry in 2004 , " said the specialist Geographical Information Systems ( GIS ) , Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Indonesia , Kiki Taufik , Tuesday ( 14/6 ) in Jakarta .

Kiki said , a number that does not get in peatlands are indicative map around the area of ​​the concession industry . He pointed out that the peatlands of Kampar , Riau , which is bordered by forest exploitation concessions for pulp and paper industry in Indonesia were not included indicative map .

" Peatlands adjacent to the concession Merauke Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate ( MIFEE ) are also not included in the indicative moratorium map of new licenses , " said Kiki .

Separately , Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Peat said Bambang Setiadi , has so far not set standards or peatland deforestation . This standard will be proposed to the Conference of the World Association of peat next year in Oslo , Norway .

" Government provision mentions only a limited depth of peat above 3 meters are not allowed to concessions industry . In fact , the environmental conservation of peatlands is not it , "said Bambang .

According to Bambang , the peat is like a sponge that absorbs water during the rainy season and release little by little in the dry season . Availability of water sources such as in Kalimantan will depend on the sustainability of peat . (see also: vitamin burung)

Concessions regarding industry or peatland forests , according to Bambang , must take into account the condition of the peat dome . Almost all peat forming dome .

Head of Data Center and Remote Sensing Technology Institute of Aeronautics and Space Agency ( Lapan ) Orbita Roswintiarti said , there are programs in 2009-2013 Indonesia 's National Carbon Accounting System , among others, to calculate the carbon from changes in land cover .


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