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Fire prevention in managed landscapes: Recent success and challenges in Indonesia

Sloan, Sean; Tacconi, Luca; Cattau, Megan E

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Indonesian fire events generate significant impacts on ecosystems, society, and climate regionally and globally. Following severe burning in 2015, Indonesia prioritized targeted fire prevention to reduce crop destruction, haze, forest degradation, and carbon emissions. We show that such efforts resulted in a qualified success. Fire activity during 2016–2019 averaged ~23% of expected levels across 627 target communities (11 Mha), waning to 70% during the severe 2019 fire season, which was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/299475
Source: Mitigation and adaptation strategies for global change
DOI: 10.1007/s11027-021-09965-2

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