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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Large-scale forest destruction in Sumatra undermines Indonesia's deal with Norway

Large-scale forest destruction in Sumatra undermines Indonesia's deal with Norway

Date : 13th July 2010, Source : Mongabay



While the Indonesian government basks in a recent agreement with Norway to slow deforestation to the tune of a billion US dollars, a new report by Eyes on the Forest shows photographic evidence of largely government sanctioned deforestation that flouts several Indonesia laws. Potentially embarrassing, the report and photos reveal that two companies, Asian Pulp and Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resource International (APRIL), have destroyed 5 percent of Riau province's forests since 2009, including deep peatlands, high conservation value forests (HCVF), Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger habitat, and forest within the Giam Siak Kecil- Bukit Batu UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. In total, over 130,000 hectares (an area larger than Hong Kong) of mostly peat forest were destroyed for pulp.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0713-hance_app_april.html





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