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Liputan6.com, Jambi – One of the conservation agencies in Indonesia that is World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) installed seven early detection tools of forest and land fires. This tool is installed in Londerang peat forest (HLG), Tanjung Jabung Timur (Tanjabtim), Jambi.
Tanjung Jabung Timur Regency is a large family home area of ??the Governor of Jambi, Zumi Zola. Before serving the governor, Zumi Zola had sat as Regent of Tanjabtim during the beginning of his political career.
According to Cluster Manager 2 WWF Indonesia Rimba Program, Zainuddin, early fire detection tool is also called the Early Warning System (EWS). EWS installation is one of the steps to help efforts to anticipate the occurrence of fire, especially in peatlands.
"And in Tanjabtim is one of the most extensive areas of peatlands in Jambi," said Zainuddin, Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
He explained that the tool is deployed within the HLG Londerang area. Each EWS unit can detect peat areas within a radius of approximately 10 kilometers.
With the installation of the tool, the LLangang HLG situation can be monitored at any time. EWS will detect and send report to data logger, to then send data in field to concentrator. The data is then processed and the results can be accessed through the public internet service.
EWS installation, said Zainuddin, also supported by two other institutions, namely MCA Indonesia and consultants from Digital Mobile Technology (DM Tech). Meanwhile, DM Tech's consulting team, Dino Martin added, the EWS has several sensors that can detect humidity, soil, air temperature, rainfall to peat water levels.
"So, this tool is built to detect environmental conditions before a fire," said Dino.
In addition to installing early detection equipment, WWF also provides training to a number of residents of two villages in Berbak Subdistrict, Tanjabtim District. The training includes the management of tools and reading of natural changes at risk of forest and land fi res (karhutla).