Putting people at the heart of peatland conservation efforts in Borneo

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Some five hours from Palangkaraya, the capital of the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan on the island of Borneo, lies a hidden treasure: thousands of hectares of peatland containing black-muddy material that is key in the fight against climate change. It is difficult to get to this peatland area that lies between the Katingan and Mentaya Rivers. Transportation is very limited and local communities are reliant on river transportation. Otherwise, the road to reach the “black gold” is long and winding.

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