The Ramin Paper Trail

Asia Pulp & Paper Under Investigation - Part 2

Publication - 1 March, 2012
From indiscriminate clearance of Sumatra's peat swamp forests to Asia Pulp & Paper's expanding global empire. A year-long investigation by Greenpeace International demonstrates that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is breaking Indonesian law, driving Sumatran tigers and ramin trees closer to extinction, and undermining CITES – the international conservation agreement governing trade in protected species.

The investigation, at APP’s largest pulp mill in Indonesia, Indah Kiat Perawang, exposes how illegal ramin logs are regularly mixed into its supply of logs from natural forest clearance (so-called mixed tropical hardwood or MTH). This trade is banned under Indonesia’s ramin laws and its national CITES regulations.

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