19 Apr '11, 8pm

Major paper company clear-cutting key tiger habitat

Major paper company clear-cutting key tiger habitat

Major paper company clear-cutting key tiger habitat mongabay.com April 19, 2011 A pulp supplier for a major paper company is clearing natural forest in a wildlife corridor in central Sumatra, alleges a new investigation conducted by Eyes on the Forest, a coalition of environmental groups. The report says that PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP), a major timber supplier of Asian Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL), last year cleared protected forest in the Indonesian province of Riau. While the company secured a permit to log the land in 2010 — a year prior to when Indonesia's forest moratorium was set to go into effect — Eyes on the Forest says the clear-cutting breaks APRIL's 2005 pledge to not destroy high conservation value forest. It notes that the area is one of "few" tiger conservation in Indonesia. Logs from natural forest clearance by PT RAPP...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0419-april_rapp.html

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