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  • Caroline Ward
    University of Leeds
  • Lindsay C. Stringer
    University of Leeds
  • Eleanor Warren-Thomas
    University of York
  • Fahmuddin Agus
    Indonesian Soil Research Institute
  • Keith Hamer
    University of Leeds
  • Nathalie Pettorelli
    Zoological Society of London
  • Bambang Hariyadi
    Jambi University, Jambi, Indonesia
  • Jenny Hodgson
    University of Liverpool
  • Winda D. Kartika
    Jambi University, Jambi, Indonesia
  • Jennifer Lucey
    University of Oxford
  • Colin McClean
    University of York
  • Neneng L. Nurida
    Indonesian Soil Research Institute
  • Asmadi Saad
    Jambi University, Jambi, Indonesia
  • Jane K. Hill
    University of York
Ecological restoration is considered to play an important role in mitigating climate change, protecting biodiversity, and pre-venting environmental degradation. Yet, there are often multiple perspectives on what outcomes restoration should be aimingto achieve, and how we should get to that point. In this study we interview a range of policymakers, academics, and non-gov-ernmental organization (NGO) representatives to explore the range of perspectives on the restoration of Indonesia’s tropicalpeatlands—key global ecosystems that have undergone large-scale degradation. Thematic analysis suggests that participantsagreed about the importance of restoration, but had differing opinions on how effective restoration activities to date have beenand what a restored peatland landscape should look like. These results exemplify how ecological restoration can mean differentthings to different people, but also highlight important areas of consensus for moving forward with peatla nd restorationstrategies


  • biodiversity, climate change, Indonesia, interviews, perceptions, stakeholders
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-827
Issue number4
Early online date7 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

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