Aged 67, Indu Muei still looked very energetic and enthusiastic when she was invited to discuss the potential of this crop for making handicrafts in Tumbang Nusa village. She first became a Purun artisan when she was only 17 years old.
Fire Danger Rating Systems (FDRS) are used around the world to help predict and prevent wildfires. Forest and land fires are a severe problem in Indonesia, with smoke and haze production exacerbated by the country’s extensive tropical peatlands, many of which are drained and burn almost annually (Graham, 2021). Thus, major fire events are a recurrent problem for Indonesia, especially in peatlands when the peat itself ignites.