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Restoring Peatlands in Russia

Millions of hectares of drained and abandoned peatlands in European Russia are highly vulnerable to fires, such as those that covered Moscow in smoke during the extremely dry summer of 2010. Rewetting degraded peatlands, especially abandoned peat mining sites, and establishing a sustainable usage will prevent fires and their negative impacts on climate and biodiversity.


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Peat, biodiversity and climate change, Peatland conservation in the Berbak-Sembilang National Park, Indonesia, Peatlands in UN Climate policies

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