Restorative justice of land fire on tropical peatland in Palangka Raya City, Central Kalimantan


1 Graduate Program of Environmental Science, Postgraduate Program, University of Palangka Raya. Indonesia, 73112

2 Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Fishery, University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia

3 Faculty of Law, University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia

4 Faculty of Economic, University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia



Peatland forest fires continue to occur every dry season in Indonesia. Many efforts have been made by the government, universities, non-governmental organizations and police/ army. However, there are still fires. One of the solutions offered in this study is the application of restorative justice, especially for small-scale land burners.  There are two locations that are prone to fire at Palangka Raya City, Central Kalimantan, as well as Pahandut District and Jekan Raya District in Indonesia, since in the 2019 fires, these two areas exhibited a fairly high level of land fire vulnerability. Based on these data, these two locations will be monitored with routine patrols.   Research from 2020 – 2022, restorative justice was carried out for 3 arsonists with different motives. This gives researcher an idea that the cause of peatland fires is caused by human behaviour factors. Although this study is very short, it is expected to provide a deterrent effect for arsonists and prevent other communities from burning their land in the next year, especially during the dry season.


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