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Saving Sumatra's peatland

In Indonesia a regional project seeks to protect one of the most valuable carbon sinks.

Project goal: Protection of forests
Project size: 24,000 hectare peatland forest
Investment: 1.45 million euros
Total amount CO2-retention: 540,000 tons anually

Indonesia's rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate. In southern Sumatra environmentalists are trying to save 24,000 hectares of peatland forests. These are particularly important because their soil stores vast amounts of carbon dioxide.

A film by Joachim Eggers

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Protecting Indonesia's peatland forests

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