By : BeritaSatu World | on 2:48 PM February 27, 2014
Category : News, Crime, Editor's Choice, Environment, Featured, Indonesia Highlights, National News

Riau Province Declares State of Emergency as 1,200 Hectares of Biosphere Gutted by Fires

The Riau government has declared a state of emergency for the Sumatran province after forest fires burned through 1,200 hectares of peatlands in the Giam Siak Kecil park, which was made a protected zone by Unesco in 2009, BeritaSatu World reports.