The Regional Regulation on Land and Forest Fire Prevention

Land and forest fire occurred during dry season in Jambi province had caused an extreme haze that affected Sumatera and Kalimantan province. This led to a deep trauma especially for the local community. It happened most due to negligence and intentional factors such as unavailability of the firefighting personnel and equipment.

Thus, at the end of 2016, the Provincial and Municipal Council of Jambi Province had legalized the Regional Regulation no. 2/2016 on land and forest fire prevention actively involving WARSI and other NGOs. This Regulation prohibits the land clearing by burning it and obligates the concessioners to provide the infrastructure for land and forest fire prevention.