Overwhelming evidence of APRIL’s forest destruction in Indonesia
The case against Indonesia’s largest forest destroyer, APRIL, grows stronger by the day. Indonesian NGOs have found even more evidence that the company and its suppliers are trashing rainforests and are about to put endangered orangutans at even greater risk.
At the start of the year, APRIL announced a new sustainable forest management policy. But instead of protecting forests, it allows APRIL to keep pulping rainforest trees for five more years.
APRIL’s new policy doesn’t protect peatlands, even though draining these carbon-storing swamps is a major cause of forest fires. Nor does it apply to the other pulp companies associated with the Royal Golden Eagle group, of which APRIL is a member.
Yet even though its policies are too weak, NGOs in Indonesia have caught APRIL breaking its commitments.
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