Chapter 1 What is peat?
Peat is formed through decaying organic materials accumulated over thousands of years. A peatland is a wetland composed of huge quantities of peat soil. Here’s an overview of peat; its formation, areas covered, types, and its various advantages.
The history of peat formation
Peat is formed from organic matter like decayed trees, grasses, moss, and animal carcasses.
The Size and Distribution of Peatland in Indonesia
The total size of peatland in Indonesia was estimated at 15.4 million hectares in 1992.