Monthly Archives: giugno 2013

Pulp & paper industry blamed for forest fires in Indonesia

Pulp & Paper industry is among the drivers of peat and forest fires in Sumatra.According Eyes on the Forest, pulpwood plantation got most hotspots detected and published on an online map.  1797 hotspots are linked to the paper industry, with … Continue reading

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Sumatran elephant at risk

WWF urged the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry to immediately enforce the legislation on elephant deaths. According to the environmental organization, over 100 elephants have been found dead in Riau, Sumatra, since 2004, where the government failed to enforce the law. … Continue reading

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APRIL: one hand restoring, the other deforesting

Despite a restoration program organized by a company affiliated to pulp giant in Kampar Peninsula, Riau province, launched and endorsed by the Ministry of Forestry, environmentalists criticized it as a manuoevre by wo-faced company which merely seek benefit from credit … Continue reading

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Child labour in APP’s main supplier revealed

Police have saved eight children working for main supplier of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) in Pulau Muda, Pelalawan district, and nabbed a contractor recruiting the children from North Sumatra province, media report said. Police of Asahan district have evacuated the … Continue reading

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