• 23/05/24

Fighting fire, a tropical forest conservation imperative:The Katingan Mentaya Project Fire...

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The Katingan Mentaya Project Fire Management and Mitigation Report, 2024 highlights the Indonesian peat swamp forest project’s work to dramatically cut the threat of fires in and around the protected forest area.

The multilayered fire management and mitigation strategy brings together sophisticated, data-driven risk mapping, high-resolution satellite monitoring, rapid communications, and comprehensive community training programmes.

In 2023, the project employed just under 1400 permanent and seasonal firefighters from RMU and local villages.

Wildfire is a devastating reality for life across the tropics, which takes a heavy toll on human health, economic growth, and the natural world. As a conservation project, mitigating the threats of fire is crucial to preventing emissions and ensuring permanence.

This latest report sets out the threats, the measures taken by the project partners – Permian Global and Rimba Makmur Utama – to eliminate the threats, and the achievements that have been made as the programme has developed.

The report also includes cases studies on state-of-the-art technologies used in the project and third-party research that has assessed the effectiveness of project fire management. 

To read the report: Katingan Mentaya Project Fire Report 2024

For media inquiries, please contact:

[David Stone]

[Permian Global/RMU]


Notes to editors

The Katingan Mentaya Project is managed by PT Rimba Makmur in partnership with Permian Global.

About PT Rimba Makmur Utama

PT Rimba Makmur Utama (RMU) is Indonesia’s leading nature-based solution enterprise at the forefront of combating the climate crisis. RMU works with partners to focus on shifting intent to action to positively impact the interconnected ecosystems of climate, community and biodiversity. RMU’s vision is a world economy that is earth and people first, and its mission is to empower a new generation of leaders and changemakers. RMU applies systems thinking to initiate a restorative and regenerative economy. The Company is a signatory to implement the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, and is B-Corp certified.

For more information, visit Home | Rimba Makmur Utama

About Permian Global

Permian Global is a tropical forest conservation project developer. By preventing deforestation and forest degradation, Permian Global is helping mitigate climate change, enabling the restoration of vital biodiverse ecosystems; and supporting local communities and local economic growth. Headquartered in the UK, the international team works with governments and local communities across Asia, Latin America and Africa.

For more information, visit Permianglobal.com

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