Essay on The Problem Of Forest Fires

1829 Words Nov 16th, 2015 8 Pages
Nowadays, forest performs a significant role our daily life. One of them is peat land forest. Peat land can be found in almost every country in the world. In Southeast Asia there are 27 million hectares of peat lands, of which 83% is located in Indonesia (Wetlands International, 2014). According to Wetlands International, (2014, p. 1) “Peat land is wetlands with a thick organic soil layer (peat) made up from dead and decaying plant material”. However, despite the fact that peat land has an important role in the biosphere, peat land is also one of the most flammable forests in the world. Currently, the worst peat land fire is unfolding in Indonesia. This problem is far from over, with nearly 120.000 active fires detected (Plumer, 2015). Hence, people should start paying more attention to peat land because it can generate more carbon than tropical rainforest that directly be perceived by some neighbor countries. This report is going to explain about the problem of forest fires in Indonesia as well as the impact to neighboring countries.

2. Literature Review
Peat land fire is now become one of major environmental issue in Indonesia. This issue creates an impact in international relation in terms of environment sector, and economic sector between Indonesia and their neighbor countries. To prove this, the researcher would look and review at five scholarly websites such as electronic book, newspaper, website, and journal to ensure the reliability and validity. Some key texts…

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