Indonesian logger: “cleared peat forest doesn’t have high conservation value”
For Indonesian logging company Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL), clearing of peat forest on an island of Sumatra is “in line with its Sustainable Forest Management Policy” because, according to APRIL, the area wasn’t of high conservation value. Differences over what is considered high conservation value allow APRIL to reap the PR benefits that come with its voluntary commitment to not log high conservation value forest in all its concessions. The NGO Greenpeace presented clear documentation of APRIL destroying forest on deep peat.
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