Asia pulp & paper under investigation part two:

The Ramin paper trail

Publication - March 1, 2012
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 (socalled
mixed tropical hardwood or MTH). This trade is banned under Indonesia’s ramin laws and its national CITES regulations.

Video footage and forensic evidence obtained during this investigation is being made available
to the appropriate domestic and international authorities – the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and the CITES Secretariat in Geneva.


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