Category Archives: Deforestation

FSC investigating on Korindo deforestation after Earth’s Complaint

  Mighty Earth has submitted a complaint to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The complaint presents compelling evidence confirming that since 2013 Korindo’s oil palm companies have been responsible for clearing over 30,000 hectares (ha) of Indonesian rainforests in Papua … Continue reading

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Indonesia: pulp and paper giant blocking deforestation probe

Greenpeace, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and WWF have claimed that the pulp and paper giant Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) is dodging an independent enquiry into its deforestation practices in Indonesia by withdrawing from the Forest Stewardship Council … Continue reading

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NGOs question APRIL’s policy implementation as APRIL’s breach of deforestation moratorium proven

APRIL published an audit report by its consultant Hatfield which confirmed an Eyes on the Forest report that APRIL’s wood supplier, PT. Adindo Hutani Lestari (AHL) in North Kalimantan, had breached APRIL’s forest and peatland clearance moratorium starting 15 May … Continue reading

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Norwegian children´s books are destroying the rainforest

Little Red Riding Hood and Postman Pat are destroying the rainforest. Independent forensic fiber tests commissioned by the Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) reveal significant quantities of mixed tropical hardwood in nearly half of the 24 books tested. RFN now calls … Continue reading

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APRIL found clearing natural forest in green belt, supplying natural woods to pulp mill

PT Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP), major concession of Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), was found by Indonesian NGOs coalition Eyes on the Forest clearing natural forest in its concession of district/sector Ukui, Tesso Nilo landscape, Riau province. It … Continue reading

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Greenomics Indonesia: more than 4,000 hectares of deep peat forest lost on APP supplier concession

According to a new press release by Greenomics Indonesia, more than 4,000 hectares (or more than 10,000 acres) of forested deep peatlands have been lost on a concession belonging to one of the largest suppliers of APP, located in the … Continue reading

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New footage catches APRIL destroying the rainforest in Borneo

Greenpeace released a new set of photos documenting Indonesian rainforest destruction by the paper giant Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL). The video was shot in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo. It shows APRIL’s bulldozers systematically destroying ancient rainforest. … Continue reading

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WWF: Many paper products in the German retail sector contain tropical wood

Paper products from the German retail sector often contain tropical wood, as analyses by WWF have revealed. Over the past few months, the environmental protection organisation, WWF, got the composition of a total 144 different products, including writing paper, note … Continue reading

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APRIL’s policy anniversary without real gain, as deforestation continues

One year ago the second largest Indonesian paper company APRIL published a “Sustainable Forest Management Policy”, to try to regain customers it had lost because of its unsustainable impacts on the environment, on local communities and on the global climate. … Continue reading

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NGOs call on 26 banks to divest from APRIL

Two environmental groups sent letters to 26 banks in several countries as attempt “to express their concerns regarding the pulp and paper companies Asia Pacific Resources Limited (APRIL), Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) and their sister companies under the conglomerate Royal … Continue reading

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