Rob Finlayson

Robert Finlayson is the Southeast Asia program's regional communications specialist. As well as writing stories for the Centre's website, he devises and supervises strategies for projects and the countries in the Southeast Asia region, including scripting and producing videos, supervising editors and translators and also assisting with resource mobilization.

How much carbon dioxide is emitted from smallholders’ farms on peatland?

Smallholders clear forests on peat swamps for their farms, emitting considerable amounts of greenhouse gases. But how much? Scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre went for a walk to find out.   Walking on Indonesian peat that has...

REDD ready or not?

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation was thought to be a quick way to slow global warming. But after ten years of testing the international REDD framework, scientists express their doubts in three new publications,...

Orangutan, nest, Tripa, forest, threatened species, deforestation

The cost of an orangutan’s forest

The Tripa peat swamp-forest in Indonesia is one of the few remaining Sumatran orangutan habitats but its situation is conflicted: it is designated as part of the Leuser Ecosystem Zone but also as ‘non-forest use’ and experiences persistent...

Orangutan, nest, Tripa, forest, threatened species, deforestation

The cost of an orangutan’s forest

The Tripa peat swamp-forest in Indonesia is one of the few remaining Sumatran orangutan habitats but its situation is conflicted: it is designated as part of the Leuser Ecosystem Zone but also as ‘non-forest use’ and experiences persistent...