After removing the recently (illegally) plated acacia from APP plantations, an Indonesia’s Ministry of the Environment and Forestry high level inspection team visited the plantation of APRIL subsidiary PT RAPP and removed the acacia plants.
The inspection tema was lead by three director generals from the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and Forestry and it performed a a symbolic removal of acacia recently planted on burned peat, that should have been restored. In fact, a regulation issued last year prohibits to plant again on burned peat, until it has been decided how the peat will be restored. Both companies, APRIL and APP hurried to replant acacia on the plantation areas that has been hit by the huge fires n Autumn 2015.
The Ministry ordered PT Rapp to immediately remove the illegally planted acacia and to restore all the peatlands burned in the 2015 fires.