Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Forest-Fires-Documentation-in-Riau-27MZIF3WD249.htmlConceptually similarForest Fires Documentation in RiauGP0STP097Completed★★★★Forest Fires Documentation in RiauGP0STP093Completed★★★★Forest Fires Documentation in RiauGP0STP092Completed★★★★Forest Fires Documentation in RiauGP0STP095Completed★★★★Intact and Degraded Peatland Forest in SumatraGP0STOTTFCompleted★★★★Forest Fires Documentation in RiauGP0STP09FCompleted★★★★Burned Peatland in SumatraGP0STOTY1Completed★★★★★★Burned Peatland in SumatraGP0STOTY2Completed★★★★Burned Peatland in SumatraGP0STOTY5Completed★★★★★★View AllGP0STP096Forest Fires Documentation in RiauPeat soils burning in peat forest covered by the forest moratorium. Peat, drained for plantations, can continue smoldering underground and reignite new forest fires throughout the dry season. Tanjung Kuras village, Sungai Apit, Siak, Riau Province, Indonesia.Locations:Asia-Indonesia-Riau-Southeast Asia-SumatraDate:19 Apr, 2015Credit:© Rony Muharrman / GreenpeaceLatitude:1°15'15.18"NMaximum size:3600px X 2410pxLongitude102°2'3.3"EKeywords:Close ups-Day-Deforestation-Destruction-Forest fires-Forests (campaign title)-Forests (topography)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Peatland-TreesShoot:Forest Fires Documentation in RiauIndonesia’s forest moratorium, in place since 2011 and due to expire on May 13 2015, calls for a stop to new concessions for logging and pulp and paper or palm oil. Greenpeace investigations show however that the moratorium is often ignored because it lacks the force of law. The moratorium must be strengthened in order to legally protect all natural forest and peatland, both inside and outside concessions. Unless the moratorium is strengthened, at least 48.5 million hectares of forest – over three times the area of Java – will remain under threat.