03 Jan '12, 4pm

Indonesians sew mouths closed to protest logging of ancestral lands. #rainforest @therightpaper @whatsnyourpapr

New analysis supports claim that paper giant cleared part of its tiger sanctuary in Indonesia (12/21/2011) Asia Pulp & Paper (APP)'s supplier PT Ruas Utama Jaya has indeed cleared an area of forest it pledged to set aside as a tiger conservation reserve in Sumatra reports a legal analysis by Greenomics, an Indonesian environmental group. The Greenomics' analysis supports allegations originally set forth in a report published last week by Eyes of the Forest, a coalition of green groups, and seems to refute a press release issued by APP that called the deforestation allegations 'fiction'. Indonesia grants exemption from logging moratorium for 3.6m ha of forest (12/21/2011) Indonesia exempted 3.6 million hectares of forests and peatlands from protected status under its two-year moratorium on forest concessions, according to a revised version of its moratorium map released nea...

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