What is a peatland?
|South Langat Peat Swamp Forest|
How is a peatland related to fire protection?
Peat has high carbon content and can burn under low moisture conditions. Once ignited by the presence of a heat source (e.g. a wildfire penetrating the subsurface), it smolders. These smoldering fires can burn undetected for very long periods of time (months, years and even centuries) propagating in a creeping fashion through the underground peat layer. Peat fires are emerging as a global threat with significant economic, social and ecological impacts. -source: wikipedia
|near Raja Musa Forest Reserve|
|at Kuala Selangor Nature Park, a wetland.|