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Ex-logger leads firefighters defending Indonesia's peatland

Many volunteers in Sumatra and Kalimantan struggled last year when faced with overwhelming fires during the long dry season. Herry Purnomo, a scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research, said the strength of the MPAs is the grassroots support they enjoy. “The weakness is they don’t have sufficient budget or a clear programme to implement fire prevention and suppression,” he added.
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