APRIL/RGE Continues Deforestation
November 10, 2014
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This report summarizes the key findings from an Eyes on the Forest investigation in 2014 of the clearing of natural forests and excavation of peat canals in the Sumatra province of Riau by a company called PT Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (owned by APRIL). The investigation concluded that almost all of the clearing is in violation of one or more government regulations and, therefore, also in violation of the Sustainable Forest Management Policy announced by APRIL in January 2014. WWF supports Eyes on the Forest, an alliance that monitors the status of the remaining natural forests in Riau and shares information worldwide to empower those working to protect critical habitat.