Sunday, July 16, 2006

Eleventh Hour for Riau’s Forests

Eleventh Hour for Riau’s Forests
Two global pulp and paper companies will decide their fate
WWF Indonesia
June 2006
This background document provides an overview of the state of the forests in Sumatra's Riau province. It documents the province’s rapid rate of forest loss over the last two decades associated with the expansion of two industries – paper and palm oil. The report illustrates how Riau's pulp and paper industry, dominated by the two multi-national companies APP and APRIL, is the driving force behind this forest loss. More