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Discussion document on genetically modified trees

The Global Paper Vision contains the goal that stakeholders in the pulp and paper industry should commit to ‘Refuse fibre from genetically modified organisms.’ Yet the pulp and paper industry is actively involved in developing plantations of genetically modified (GM)...

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APRIL concessions workplan declared invalid

  According to the web site Foresthints.news, the Environment and Forestry minister Siti Nurbaya decided to declare invalid the forest permits of PT. RAPP,  the biggest subsidiary and plantation company of APRIL. The reason is that the company failed to review...

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Jikalahari and Wetlands International host Jakarta launch of EPN report “Too Much Hot Air” detailing the failure of the Indonesian paper industry to reform its peatland management

On August 10, Jikalahari (Riau Forest Rescue Network) are launching a report from the Environmental Paper Network (EPN) titled ‘Too Much Hot Air’. This event is also supported by Wetlands International. Read the report in English or in Bahasa Indonesian. The report...

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More troubles for APRIL

APRIL’s subsidiary PT RAPP incurred in an administrative sanction for serious breach of toxic waste regulations. Despite the company claims to have addressed the problem, a recent supervision by the ministry revealed that the company is still not yet in...

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