Chapter 4 Impacts of peatland degradation
Peatlands play an important role in nature and in people’s lives. Damage to peatlands has had detrimental effects not only directly on the local environment, but also on the surrounding landscape.
More than 99% of the causes of forest and peatland fires are the result of human activities.
Peat drainage and decomposition can cause the peat soil layer to become thinner and polluted.