Assessment of 1997 land and forest fires in Indonesia: national coordination
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): N. Makarim; Y. A. Arbai; A. Deddy; M. Brady
Publication Year: 1998

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • broadcast burning
  • catastrophic fires
  • droughts
  • fire suppression
  • human caused fires
  • Indonesia
  • peat fires
  • tropical forests
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 37249
Tall Timbers Record Number: 11697
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TTRS Call Number: Journals-E
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The report describes the 1997 land and forest fires in Indonesia, reviews of the control measures put in place and evaluates the national coordination efforts taken to combat the fires as the dry period extended toward what became a serious drought. A key finding is that virtually all of the fires burning in forests and experienced in 1997 is a result of traditional and commercially-based broadcast burning exacerbated by the delay in onset of normal monsoon rains. The report concludes with recommendations for immediate and long-term activities to manage the land and forest fires.

Makarim, N., Y. A. Arbai, A. Deddy, and M. Brady. 1998. Assessment of 1997 land and forest fires in Indonesia: national coordination. International Forest Fire News, no. 18, p. 4-10.