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The ramin paper trail

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 13:57

From indiscriminate clearance of Sumatra's peat swamp forests to Asia Pulp & Paper’s expanding global empire

Toying with extinction

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 13:57

This June 2011 Greenpeace investigation revealed that several toy companies - including Mattel, Hasbro, Disney and Lego - were wrapping toys in cheap packaging that regularly contained Indonesian rainforest fibre. By including Asia Pulp & Paper...

What is at stake?

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 14:40

Millions of hectares of Indonesia's rainforest habitats and carbon-rich peatlands remain at risk from clearance for pulp and palm oil plantations, despite the recent partial, weak government moratorium on new expansion into some forest and...

APP and the ramin ban

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 14:40

Ramin trees are legally protected under Indonesia’s laws and its national CITES regulations. Sumatra’s peat swamp forests are a key ramin habitat. Government maps show that nearly half the area of this key ramin habitat that remained when...

Ramin at APP’s flagship pulp mill

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 14:40

A year-long investigation at Asia Pulp & Paper’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...

Solutions

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 14:51

Indonesia's future and international trade need not depend on deforestation. The Sinar Mas Group is the largest player in both Indonesia's pulp and palm oil sectors, and it could lead low-carbon growth by setting the bar for industry best...

Call for action

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 14:51

Although Indonesia’s ramin is an internationally protected species, its habitat continues to be cleared. Ramin logs from this clearance are being mixed in with numerous other rainforest logs to feed the pulp and paper sector. The place to tackle...

Case study: Kerumutan

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 15:00

The 1.3 million hectare Kerumutan Peat Swamp Forest is an important habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran tiger and one of the world's largest remaining areas of carbon-rich peatland. Much of the area is on deep (>3 metres) peat. SMG/APP...

Case study: Bukit Tigapuluh

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 15:12

The Bukit Tigapuluh Forest Landscape in central Sumatra is one of the last refuges of endangered species including the Sumatran tiger, and is critical to the future of the Sumatran orang-utan. While a portion of the Landscape has been designated...

APP's customers in the toy sector

Background | 26 November, 2011 at 15:16

The toy sector uses a lot of glossy packaging. Forensic testing shows that the packaging used by leading toy brands regularly contains Indonesian rainforest fibre. Greenpeace International investigations have also established links between these...

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