Wednesday, January 09, 2008

APP Forest Clearing in Bukit Tigapuluh

Tuesday, 08 January 2008
APP Forest Clearing in Bukit Tigapuluh Threatens Lives of Local Communities and Sumatra’s Endangered Species
A Joint Press Release by WARSI FZS ZSL PKHS WWF
Pekanbaru & Jambi, INDONESIA -- The destruction of high biodiversity forest in Sumatra’s Bukit Tigapuluh landscape – including the extinction of the endangered Sumatran tiger, elephant, and orangutan- is now in front of our eyes. The Bukit Tigapuluh Landscape is severely threatened due to on going massive clearance and a future plan by the Ministry of Forestry to convert the expired Selective Timber Concession (HPH) through the giant pulp and paper company Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and its partners.
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