Indonesia pins hopes of restoring peatlands, curbing fires on newly expanded agency

Mangrove rehabilitation has also been added to the list of responsibilities.
Mangrove rehabilitation has also been added to the list of responsibilities.PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA - An Indonesian government agency tasked with restoring flammable peatlands and reducing fire risks has had its tenure extended for another four years after it missed key goals during its first term.

Mangrove rehabilitation has also been added to the list of responsibilities of the newly renamed Peatland and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM).

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