Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Unique Peat Forests on Sumatra under Threat

6th December 2004

Unique Peat Forests on Sumatra under Threat

The company APRIL wants to clear another area of rainforest for paper / ROBIN WOOD warns that this will cause massive damage to environment and climate

The pulp and paper company APRIL, whose headquarter is in Singapore, has applied for a new concession in one of Sumatra's last areas of tropical lowland forest. The company is planning to eliminate the rainforest on the site and use the removed timber to produce paper. ROBIN WOOD supports the Indonesian environmental movement in preventing this concession from being granted. ROBIN WOOD also urges the company┬┤s German trade partner PAPIER UNION to immediately cease trading in APRIL products.

New concession fact sheet by Friends of the Earth