Monthly Archives: dicembre 2015

Forest fires: more APP plantations licenses suspended

Indonesia is punishing more than 20 companies in an unprecedented move for starting deadly forest fires that killed 19 people, a government official said Tuesday. The companies – most of them pulp wood plantations operating on concession land in Sumatra … Continue reading

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38,000 ha APRIL concession frozen by the Minister

In November 2015, the Indonesia’s Minister of the Environment and Forestry froze the license of a large concession block belonging to a major supplier of APRIL, (38,000 ha) on Rupat Island, in Sumatra’s Riau province, since the company had been … Continue reading

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New report: drained plantations on peat in the Kampar Peninsula cannot be sustained

A new Deltaresreport, commissioned by Wetlands International, reconfirms that pulp wood and oil palm plantations in peatlands cannot be managed sustainably. Such drained plantations will inevitably suffer from severe land subsidence, increasing flooding and eventually production loss. The report also … Continue reading

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Greenomics: APP related concession licenses frozen by the government due forest fires

Greenomics release today a new report on Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). According to thereport, two concessions linked to APP in South Sumatra have had their licenses frozen following the recent land and forest fires. In November 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of … Continue reading

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New report: 70% burned area inside forest concessions in south sumatra links to APP

A group of Indonesian NGOs from South Sumatra released a new report analyzing the forest fires in the region. According to the report, the the was majority of burned areas is inside concession related to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP):

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