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WWF: Asia Pulp & Paper misleads public about its role in destroying Indonesia's rainforests

WWF: Asia Pulp & Paper misleads public about its role in destroying Indonesia's rainforests

WWF: Asia Pulp & Paper misleads public about its role in destroying Indonesia's rainforests Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com December 16, 2011 Peat draining and large-scale clearance of natural forest by APP wood supplier PT. Ruas Utama Jaya inside APP's Senepis Tiger Sanctuary in June and October 2011. © Eyes of the Forest / WWF-Indonesia Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) continues to mislead the public about its role in destroying rainforests and critical tiger habitat across the Indonesian island of Sumatra, alleges a new report from Eyes on the Forest, a coalition of Indonesian environmental groups including WWF-Indonesia. But APP is sharply contesting the claims. The report, titled The truth behind APP’s Greenwash [PDF], is based on analysis of satellite imagery as well as public and private documentation of forest cleared by logging companies that supply APP, which is owned by th...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1216-wwf_vs_app.html

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