In Indonesia, peat swamp forests are being destoryed to make way for palm oil plantations. First the trees are cleared or burned, then the swamp is drained and the peat decomposes. Huge amounts of global warming gas are emitted in the process and the forest is lost for good.
Locals and Greenpeace activists are taking a stand. They've set up a Forest Defenders Camp on the front lines, and are damming the swamp back up.
Updates on their weblog, and newsreel video of the damming. Full story: "Indonesian forest destruction dammed", on our website.