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Haze caused by climatic and human factors: expert
Updated 19 March 2014, 15:26 AEST

Slash and burn farming methods have been blamed for the haze reaching hazardous levels in Southeast Asia. 

Now a regional expert says fighting the fires alone is not going to solve the problem. He says prevention and sustainable practices are key to ensuring a permanent solution.

Reporter: Shivali Nayak
Speakers: Faizal Parish, ASEAN Peatland Forests Project and director of Malaysia-based NGO, the Global Environment Centre

   
 
   
   

GEC currently undertakes the initiative to find solutions to the haze by working with project partners and networks through APFP - SEApeat project. Funds will be channelled to patrolling of fire-prone peatlands in Southeast Asia, purchase of equipment and supplies to support community fire prevention and control teams, monitoring the activities of forest and oil palm plantations and promoting zero burning. Read more. Get the latest reading on Malaysia Air Pollution Index. View the Regional Haze Map to find out the haze situation  

   
 
   

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