Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Forest-Fire-Fighting-in-Riau-27MZIFLH9XAM.htmlConceptually similarForest Fire Fighting in RiauGP01TAZCompleted★★★★Forest Fire Fighting in RiauGP01TAYCompleted★★★★Forest Fire Fighting in RiauGP01TB0Completed★★★★Forest Fire Fighting in RiauGP01TB4Completed★★★★Local Woman in SumatraGP01GPNCompleted★★★★Local Girl in SumatraGP01GPOCompleted★★★★Local Girl in SumatraGP01GPPCompleted★★★★★★★Indonesian Army During Forest Fires in SumatraGP04NXUCompleted★★★★Indonesian Army During Forest Fires in SumatraGP04NXVCompleted★★★★View AllGP01TB1Forest Fire Fighting in RiauTwo Greenpeace volunteers helped to put out the fire.For the past two days a Greenpeace team has joined community firefighting efforts to extinguish fires in Kuala Cinaku, Indragiri Hulu district, using equipment left with the community at the end of 2007 following firefighting drills conducted by Greenpeace. Riau Province alone recorded 2,800 fire hotspots in July and the province is bracing for more as the dry season begins. Many fires are lit deliberately to clear forests for palm oil and paper plantations. Burning releases millions of tonnes of CO2 adding to Indonesia's already huge emissions, the majority of which come from deforestation.Locations:Indonesia-Riau-Southeast Asia-SumatraDate:1 Aug, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / FB AnggoroMaximum size:2500px X 1630pxKeywords:Climate change-Day-Deforestation-Firefighters-Forest fires-Forests (campaign title)-Gas masks-Greenpeace volunteers-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Protective clothing-Smoke-Spraying-WaterShoot:Fighting Forest Fires in RiauGreenpeace demanded President Yudhoyono of Indonesia to take urgent action to tackle the latest spate of forest fires. Forest fires are raging across Indonesia, with Riau Province in Sumatra, West and Central Kalimantan and parts of Sulawesi being hardest hit - most fires are lit deliberately to clear land for palm oil and paper plantations. Indonesia destroys its forests faster than any other country, making it the world’s third highest climate polluter.