APP’s supplier breaches moratorium clearance, report says

EoF News / 16 May 2013

EoF News (PEKANBARU) — Eyes on the Forest investigation last month found natural forest clearing in concession of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) supplier, PT Riau Indo Agropalma (RIA), in Kerumutan forest block, an important Sumatran tiger habitat in Riau province.

EoF published today an investigative report highlighting violation by APP’s timber supplier PT RIA against Forest Conservation Policy and moratorium clearance the pulp giant initiated in February.

“This incident, as those reported by Kalimantan NGOs in March, occurred while APP and their consultant, The Forest Trust, were busy traveling the globe marketing the company’s new policy,” says Hariansyah Usman of WALHI Riau. “Important is what happens in the field, not what appears in marketing papers.”

Find Deforestation continues in SMG/APP supplier concession report

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