WWF and Greenpeace break with APRIL over canal dig in Indonesia's Pedang

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WWF and Greenpeace break with APRIL over canal dig in Indonesia's Pedang

December 16, 2016 - 13:20

JAKARTA, Dec. 16, 2016 (The Guardian) -The construction of a 3km canal in Indonesia has led Greenpeace and WWF to suspend its partnership with one of Indonesia’s biggest pulp and paper companies.

Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (Rapp), a subsidiary of Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (April), dug the canal through thick peat forest on the island of Pedang, just off the east coast of Sumatra.

In doing so, April not only flouted its own sustainability standards but went against government regulations and a letter of instruction issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry last year asking companies to block existing canals.

The Guardian - WWF and Greenpeace break with Indonesia's pulp and paper giant

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