Yesterday I entered into the International Union of Forest Research Organisations’ (IUFRO) blog competition. In the build-up to their World Congress, starting on October 5th, IUFRO wanted people to post articles about their research and work involving “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People – The Role of Research” – the theme of the congress. Though I only managed to touch the surface of this issue in my entry, I wanted to make sure the challenging nature of tropical peat swamp forest conservation got some air-time. If you’re interested, you can view it (and consider voting!) here.