Thank you… YOU have stopped one of the biggest forest criminals.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has agreed to immediately halt any further deforestation. This is wonderful news for the planet, and for the people and the rare species, such as the Sumatran tiger and the orangutan, who depend on Indonesia’s disappearing rainforests.
Hello. My name is Yang Jie, and I’m Greenpeace’s senior Forests campaigner. I am so happy to write this letter to you today, with this news.
But first of all I want to say a special thank you for supporting our forests campaign, and for your last generous gift.
Because this is your achievement. Without you we could not have made this amazing victory.
Together, we campaigned tirelessly for almost a decade against this large and powerful company.
We dreamed of this day, when APP would end its forest destruction. And, just a few weeks again that dream became reality when APP promised to immediately stop any further deforestation and to implement a forest conservation policy.
If APP delivers on these promises it will be a huge step towards protecting Indonesia’s rainforests and its endangered wildlife, such as the Sumatran tigers who call it home.
You are saving Indonesia’s rainforests and our planet’s climate.
I’m so proud of what we have achieved together. If it hadn’t been for you and your support of our campaign, we would never have persuaded more than 100 of APP’s clients and investors to cut ties with the company. This is proof that we can make positive change.
But we still need YOU. APP’s promise is not the end of our campaign. Instead it marks the beginning of the next crucial phase of our forest protection work.
Having witnessed previous broken commitments before, the real work lies ahead of us as we make sure APP backs up its commitment with real on-the-ground action.
As of now, we will continue to push for real results, while continuing our campaigning to convince other paper companies to follow suit. We also need you to help us push Jakarta into extending this and enforcing it strictly on all types of forest.
There's lots of work to be done, and your additional support will definitely help drive the next crucial three steps of this groundbreaking campaign. Thank you!!
Again, a big thank you for helping to save our forests.
Greenpeace Senior Forests Campaigner
P.S. Your extra kind gift today will definitely bring another breakthrough for Indonesia’s impacted communities, endangered wildlife like Sumatran tigers, our climate and our planet.