02 Aug '11, 10am

APP moves a tiger away from people into a national park. Shame it cut down the trees & made it homeless first

The news from Indonesia today that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has moved a tiger from one part of South Sumatra province to another in order to protect it. This is supposed to prove that company has green stripes. But, as with anything emanating from the APP publicity machine, scratch beneath the surface and you'll find an altogether different tale. We know how much APP likes to paint itself as nature's friend, as in its recent adverts . So as part of attempts to give itself an air of responsibility, APP has sponsored the capture, relocation and release of a Sumatran tiger - remember, only about 400 of these magnificent creatures remain at large. The female tiger in question, named Putri (or Princess in Indonesia), has been removed from what is described on APP's Rainforest Realities website as an area in which humans and tigers come into conflict , but is also where considera...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/app-rehomes-tig...

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