Raise awareness amongst the public (wild fire)
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
The public could be educated about the importance of peatlands, threats they face and what can be done to protect them. Messages could be conveyed through information boards, talks, art projects, adverts, leaflets, celebrity endorsements and social media.
This section considers education about preventing wild fire (e.g. Adinugroho et al. 2005). People are a major cause of wild fire on peatland – through arson, carelessness or losing control of prescribed burns.
Key peatland types for which this action may be appropriate: bogs, fens/fen meadows, tropical peat swamps.
Adinugroho W.C., Suryadiputra I.N.N., Saharjo B.H. & Siboro L. (2005) Manual for the Control of Fire in Peatlands and Peatland Forest. Wetlands International Indonesia & Wildlife Habitat Canada, Bogor.