A new report has been released by Greenomics Indonesia that finds Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper supplier, Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd. (APRIL), has cleared High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF), in breach of its own policy and legislation, as the illegal clearance of legally-established HCVF areas constitutes a serious violation of forestry law.
The report is available here:
The report uses the legal operating documents of PT RAPP (APRIL-owned concession) to observe land-cover changes in legally-established HCVF areas. To do so, Greenomics used USGS Landsat 8 and Google Earth images in time-series. The report presents evidence on the clearing of legally-established HCVF areas on APRIL’s own concession. APRIL has not yet responded to the report.