29 Jul '11, 3pm

Why is the world's largest forest certification scheme still standing by APP? Answers on a postcard to @PEFC

Why is the world's largest forest certification scheme still standing by APP? Answers on a postcard to @PEFC

Earlier this week, we released some sad, shocking footage showing the slow and gruesome death of a Sumatran tiger that became trapped within an Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) concession in Sumatra's Riau province. The video footage also revealed that in the same APP area, recent forest clearance had taken place in an area identified as tiger habitat. This episode is not only tragic in conservation terms, it highlights the role of the world’s largest forestry certification body - the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) - in greenwashing APP’s reputation by certifying some of its very questionable products. Incredibly, APP products containing timber from the area where this tiger died could actually receive the PEFC stamp of approval and be sold around the world as sustainable. How is this possible, given that there are no PEFC-certified forests in Indone...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/why-worlds-larg...

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