Greenpeace Southeast Asia


Fresh evidence of land clearance reveals APRIL’s lies by Chuck Baclagon

In response to a letter from Greenpeace that voiced concerns – both from local communities and Greenpeace itself – regarding active clearing in the Kampar Peninsula, pulp and paper company APRIL stated that they had yet to begin active clearing in the area.

Fresh evidence was uncovered earlier this week thanks to satellite image analysis that left no doubts as to new clearing from APRIL, and raised damning suspicions regarding the drainage of peat land areas deeper than three meters – the maximum depth allowed by Indonesian law.

A few hours ago, Greenpeace brought the evidence to a public meeting held by APRIL in the region capital of Pekanbaru where the company was introducing the latest of a string of High Value Forest Assessments aimed at greenwashing its image.

APRIL has not responded to this statement as yet.


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