In Riau, fires tend to arise from encroachment on idle land. Without forests, the humidity is lower and temperatures are higher. This makes it easier for encroachers to set fires which then become widespread. In the photo: one of the idle plots of land which are typically implicated in fires.

In Riau, fires tend to arise from encroachment on idle land. Without forests, the humidity is lower and temperatures are higher. This makes it easier for encroachers to set fires which then become widespread.

In the photo: one of the idle plots of land which are typically implicated in fires.