UTB offers help in peatland conservation

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) hopes to play a role in helping provide solutions to conserve the peatland ecosystem in the country through cross-cutting research projects that involve technology and biology, said UTB Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman.

She made the statement during the 2nd Brunei-Networked ASEAN Peat Swamp Forest Communities (BRU-NAPC) Dialogue Session under the ICT Virtual Organisation of ASEAN Institutes (ASEAN IVO), National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) at UTB.

Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah highlighted that peat swamp forests – the second most dominant forest type in the country – is still facing threats due to development, peat drainage and fire.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin