Natural resource functions, biodiversity and sustainable management of tropical peatlands

General objectives were inventory of peatlands in SE Asia with an accurate map of their location in Central Kalimantan (ID), evaluation of natural resource functions and impacts of development, determination of carbon dynamics and implications for global carbon balance, carrying out biodiversity audits, preparing a model environmental land use planning strategy that can be transferable elsewhere with peatlands resources in the tropical zone.

Executing Agencies; University of Nottingham (UK) -coordination, Gadjah Mada University (ID), Kalteng Consultants (D), Science University of Malaysia (MY), University of Helsinki (FI), University of Leicester (UK), University of Palangka Raya (ID), University of Sriwijaya (ID).
Period: 1998 – 2001
Client/donor: EU, INCO-DEV

For further information provided by UNIHEL partner contact
Jyrki Jauhiainen and Harri Vasander