03 May '11, 7pm

Road building plan in Sumatran park threatens Critically Endangered tigers via @mongabay

Road building plan in Sumatran park threatens Critically Endangered tigers via @mongabay

Pulp and paper firms urged to save 1.2M ha of forest slated for clearing in Indonesia (03/17/2011) Indonesian environmental groups launched a urgent plea urging the country's two largest pulp and paper companies not to clear 800,000 hectares of forest and peatland in their concessions in Sumatra. Eyes on the Forest, a coalition of Indonesian NGOs, released maps showing that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) control blocks of land representing 31 percent of the remaining forest in the province of Riau, one of Sumatra's most forested provinces. Much of the forest lies on deep peat, which releases large of amount of carbon when drained and cleared for timber plantations. New road project to run through Laos' last tiger habitat (03/15/2011) A new road project in Laos will run through the nation's only protected area inhabited by...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0503-hance_kerinci_seblat.html

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