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Indonesia forests being ‘destroyed’

July 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Green Reporter

In a report on Tuesday, Greenpeace said it had confidential documents from a Sinar Mas subsidiary, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), suggesting that the company did not intend to fulfil a promise to source its wood from plantations alone after 2009.

“From analysis of Indonesian government and confidential Sinar Mas maps and data, as well as on-the-ground investigations … APP continues to acquire and destroy rainforest and peatland to feed its two pulp mills in Sumatra,” the environmental group said in the report, referring to the once forest-clad western Indonesian island.

Read more at Al Jazeera English.

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Indonesia self-destructs (and we’re next door)

December 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Green Reporter

They dig these canals to drain the peatland so they can then set fire to the devastated forest land

They dig these canals to drain the peatland so they can then set fire to the devastated forest land

Why doesn’t anyone in government do anything about this other than to say it is difficult to police this vast country?

From CNN:

Sumatra, Indonesia (CNN) — The land still smolders, tinted with a depressing gray. Twisted hulks of tree trunks take on abnormal shapes. A dark black canal cuts through the wasted landscape.
It looks like a scene from an apocalyptic movie where an unknown force has obliterated all life. But this is the reality of Sumatra, Indonesia’s largest island…

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