Open letter to APP published by AOP

EoF News / 19 June 2009

PEKANBARU (EoF News)-- On May 7, the Australian Orangutan Project, Humane Society International, Zoos South Australia, Dreamworld, Auckland Zoo and Australia Zoo, published an open letter to Asia Pulp & Paper regarding the proposed conversion of 33,776 hectares of forest to pulp paper production in Sumatra, Indonesia.

The group now publishes an open letter response to APP condemning the proposal and asking for clarification of the genuine commitment they express in protecting the Bukit Tigapuluh ecosystem.


The proposal of the Asia Pulp & Paper supplier threatens to destroy large areas of extremely high value tropical rainforest in Sumatra, which will significantly impact remaining populations of critically endangered species nearing extinction - including the Sumatran tiger, Sumatran elephant and Sumatran orangutan.

AOP encourages you to support this vital campaign by reading the letter attached (free for distribution to networks & media) and encouraging your network/members to sign the online petition at: Full letter can be downloaded at: