Sinar Mas under investigation

How APP is toying with extinction

Publication - June 7, 2011
The government of Indonesia has identified the pulp and palm oil sectors as the main drivers of deforestation.1 Both of these sectors have been gearing up for massive expansion, with targets to treble pulp production over the next 15 years2 and double palm oil production in the next decade.

Greenpeace analysis shows that millions of hectares of forested wildlife habitat and carbon-rich peatlands remain available for pulp and palm oil expansion.For
instance, within identified concession areas, best available government data suggest there are more than 30 million hectares of rainforests and peatland, as well as nearly half of all remaining orang-utan habitat. Clearance of these areas will drive climate change and push endangered wildlife one step closer to extinction.

Sinar Mas under investigation: how APP is toying with extinction