forests are also important for humans that live near them because they provide food, water, timber sources, and fuel.
schlegelii is habitat loss due to deforestation, illegal logging, palm oil plantation, urbanization, fishing activities, and forest fires at peat swamps
Although there is doubtlessly some truth in this, the study under review here argues that on this scale the forest fires are not older than 20 years, and that they are mainly caused by desiccated peatlands (peat swamps
) havingbeen set alight, or accidentally having caught fire.
The comparison was mainly limited to taxa known to occur in peat swamp
forest, and in adjacent vegetational environments such as mangrove and riverine (or riparian) vegetation.
Scientists from Bangor University were part of an international team in Malaysia examining deforestation of peat swamps
, which are being cleared to make way for oil palm trees.
But conservationists say that deal was violated when the government gave a license to PT Kallista Alam last year to convert 4,000 acres of the Tripa peat swamp
. Three other companies are already operating in the area.
Tropical peat swamp
forests in Indonesia are in rapid decline because of drainage operations, logging, land conversion and fires.
It's even worse if you're burning a tropical peat swamp
forest, which stores huge amounts of sequestered carbon (this is how Indonesia became them world's biggest greenhouse gas producer other than the U.S.
Covering an area of more than 400,000 hectares, the park embraces a variety of different ecosystems, including tropical heath forest, peat swamp
forest and mangrove forest.
Firefighters are battling to contain the spread of peat swamp
fires which have ravaged over 70 hectares in Kuala Baram so far, resulting in air quality reaching hazardous level over the past two days.
forests are also important for humans that live near them, because they provide food, water, timber sources, and fuel.
a negative feedback loop has been established whereby the production activities of business and small holders cause problems such as peat swamp
deforestation and peatland fires that, in turn, hinder the production and social/economic activities of the same businesses and smallholders." That is true, the loop is negative: the more deforestation and fire, the less production and activities which cause deforestation and fire.