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Barnes and Noble, with its head in a book, does nothing about its ties to illegal rainforest destruction

by Elise Nabors

April 3, 2012

After the recent scandaltying several US companies to evidence of illegal logging in Indonesia many companies are distancing themselves from those bad habits.

Danone, the makers of Dannon yogurt, are not only part of a healthy breakfast- they are also creating a zero deforestation policyfor their company. With plans to phase out supplies of paper and packaging products from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), Danone is taking the right steps to make a stand against illegal logging and destructive in Indonesia.

And Xerox recently confirmed it will be reinforcing apolicy banning any purchases from APP.

However, one company still seems to have their nose in a book. Those of us who love a good read would all agree that our books shouldnt come at the expense of ancient and endangered rainforests, home to endangered species. But Barnes & Noble is sourcing a wide variety of their own published books from Asia Pulp & Paper mills as shown by US customs data. We even sent a B&N book, Nursery Rhyme Treasury to a specialist laboratory who came back with us and confirmed the book was made from rainforest fiber.

Take action now Tell Barnes & Noble to end their role in rainforest destruction.

Homeless Sumatran tigers have been showing up at Barnes & Noble stores across the countrywith a desperate message. With less than 400 Sumatran tigers left in Indonesia and with habitat rapidly disappearing- these tigers will need a new home if B&N continues supporting their habitat destruction.

Activists at Barnes & Noble in NYC protest the companies ties to illegal rainforest destruction.

Its time for Barnes & Noble to close the chapter on their ties to illegal logging and create a brighter story for the future of our forests. Take action now to tell Barnes & Noble to stop trading in rainforest.

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