Tiger Manifesto

Indonesia

Indonesia is a treasure chest of biodiversity; it is home to between 10 and 15 per cent of all known species of plants, mammals and birds. Orang-utans, elephants, tigers, rhinoceroses, more than 1,500 species of birds and thousands of plant species are all a part of the country's natural legacy.

The mass destruction of Indonesia's rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands for palm oil and paper threatens this and is the main reason why Indonesia is one of the world's largest emitters of climate changing greenhouse gases.

The lives of millions of Indonesians who depend on the forests for food, shelter and livelihoods are also changing beyond recognition as the forest disappears.

This destruction also threatens our wider world; peatlands are perhaps the world's most critical carbon stores, and Indonesia's peatlands are vast, storing about 35 billion tonnes of carbon. When these peatlands are drained, burned and replaced by plantations, carbon dioxide is released and the conditions are set for devastating forest fires, which were responsible, for instance, for Singapore's 'haze wave' in 2013

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Asia Pulp & Paper in illegal rainforest scandal

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | 29 February, 2012 9 comments

APP: “Zero tolerance for illegal wood." - @AsiaPulpPaper These are the five words that say a lot but apparently mean little to a company that has made a mantra out of repeating something which is simply not true.  And today,...

Yet more proof that Asia Pulp and Paper's green claims don't stack up

Blog entry by Jamie | 17 February, 2012 1 comment

Another blow has been delivered to the credibility of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), thanks to some excellent work by WWF. In a survey of the certification bodies that APP regularly references to prop up its flimsy claims of...

APP pulps trees from its own tiger sanctuary. How dumb is that?

Blog entry by Ian Duff, Greenpeace UK | 16 December, 2011 8 comments

This was APP's Senepis Tiger Sanctuary, until one of APP's suppliers cut down the trees. Image: Eyes on the Forest/WW Indonesia Asia Pulp and Paper – the company doing so much to jeopardise the future of Indonesia's rainforests –...

Alive and kicking in Indonesia

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati | 15 November, 2011 2 comments

Since our office was threatened with closure by the South Jakarta district authority last week, our staff pulled out all the stops to keep the office open. We have had great support from Indonesian civil society leaders who see this...

You can close our office, but you can’t stop us

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati, Greenpeace Indonesia | 11 November, 2011 1 comment

We have  been warned that we may have to move out of our office in Jakarta early next week. This is the office that has been leading our campaign to stop Asia Pulp and Paper destroying the rainforests of Indonesia . But, in this...

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