02 Mar '12, 6pm

APP customers start to take action as evidence delivered to Indonesian police | Greenpeace UK #nationalgeographic

APP customers start to take action as evidence delivered to Indonesian police | Greenpeace UK #nationalgeographic

It’s been a momentous 24 hours since we released the results of our investigation into Asia Pulp and Paper’s illegal timber scandal . While at Greenpeace we're perhaps best known for our direct actions, it’s our investigation work that provides the foundation to expose these environmental crimes. Our Indonesian forest campaign is no different and with APP so adamant that it has "zero tolerance for illegal timber" , we knew we had to go to the heart of this issue and uncover the reality. For those who missed the start it’s worth recapping. Sumatra’s peat swamp forests, home to the Sumatran tiger, have been cleared at a devastating rate with much of this clearance being on land now controlled by APP. And within these forests grow ramin trees, a species that is protected under Indonesian law and listed on the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species. Evidence c...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/app-customers-s...

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