A European campaign
The rapid expansion market of paper products linked to deforestation in Indonesia into the European is supporting the further expansion of pulp plantations into Indonesia’s last tropical forests and peatlands. EEPN is promoting a European-wide campaign to stop the expansion of such products into the European market and to protect Indonesia’s rainforests and forest communities rights. Read more...
Sumatran Forest destruction Clipreel
Greenpeace, June 2011
Indonesia's peatlands and rainforests are being destroyed for pulp and paper products. Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the pulp and paper arm of the Sinar Mas group, still relies on rainforest clearance in Sumatra to feed its mills. These forests are home to the endangered Sumatran tiger (only 400 estimated left in the wild), Sumatran elephants, Sumatran orangutans and a host of other wildlife and plants. The clearance of these forests and peatlands also releases vast amounts of CO2. Greenpeace International investigations have found that some of the pulp and paper from APP is being used by well known international brand.
Protecting Bukit Tigapuluh
WWF, May 2011
The fight to protect the Tigers, the People and the Forests of Bukit Tigapuluh, Sumatra.
Greenpeace, November 2011
Spot of the is campaign to prevent the reckless destruction of Indonesia's remaining rainforest, to protect endangered wildlife like the Sumatran tiger and orangutan, support forest communities, and to stop climate changing causing carbon emissions from deforestation. One of the leading drivers of this forest destruction is a company called Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), part of the Sinar Mas group of companies.
Camera catches bulldozer destroying Sumatra tiger forest
WWF, May 2010
Camera captures tiger cubs in forest under imminent threat of clearing
WWF, May 2011
WWF camera traps recorded an astounding 12 tigers in just two months in the central Sumatran landscape of Bukit Tigapuluh, including two mothers with cubs. A video camera trap in the same area has also captured footage of three young tiger siblings playfully chasing a leaf.
Sumatran Tiger killed by a Sinar Mas concession
Greenpeace, July 2011
A Sumatran tiger becomes trapped in an animal snare on an APP concession in Sumatra, Indonesia. A Greenpeace staff member from Indonesia accompanied the rescue team to the scene as an observer. Tragically the tiger died during the rescue attempt.
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