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The Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) which was classified in 2008 by the IUCN as critically endangered with a population rate projected to be 400 individuals, with no subpopulation having an effective population size larger than 50 individuals is now in great danger of extinction within the next 2-3 years if action is not taken with immediate effect. (note by michela: 2 years ago!!). Illegal Logging & Palm Oil plantations that comes from the tree (Elaeis guineensis Jacq) are killing the Sumatran Tiger off. Ramin trees are an internationally protected Species & come from Indonesia’s peat swamp Forests, which are home to the Sumatran Tiger. Only 400 remain in the wild.
Watch Video: The Ramin Paper Trail
The founder of AsiaPulp&Paper that is also part of the Sinar Mas group have no respect for the Endangered Sumatran Tiger that is being wiped of the face of the earth by high consumer demand for paper, Palm Oil & Food products. AsiaPulp&Paper are one of the largest pulp & paper Companies in the world, that supply paper to Nat.l Geo-Graphic, Xerox, & Wallmart & more. We would of thought National Geo not to be involved with such a mass supplier as of their love for the environment. Sadly though Greenpeace's investigations have proved otherwise as well as exposing more companies that know to well where their paper, food & furniture products are coming from. Source: Vicynthia T.
WWF Connects Tiger Habitat Destruction to Toilet Paper
The increasing number of Americans who use
Paseo or Livi brands of toilet tissue
are contributing to the Destruction of the Indonesian Rainforest and Tiger habitat, finds a WWF Report.
...is this the end result????!!!!!!!?
Asia Pulp&Paper (APP), the controversial paper giant once referred to by the UK Guardian as "one of the most destructive companies on the planet," claims it has silenced its bulldozers & pulled them from the most endangered Rainforests of Indonesia. After years of relentless pressure & customer cancellations achieved by Rainforest Action Network & our allies, APP says it is immediately implementing major environmental & social reforms throughout its operations. APP's biggest competitor, Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL), has to meet or beat APP's rainforest commitments. Given APP’s legacy of broken promises, we maintain a healthy dose of skepticism. But if the company follows through on these commitments it is hard to overestimate how huge the impact could be for Indonesia's rainforests & communities. APP & APRIL together produce some 80% of the pulp & paper that comes out of Indonesia. With the momentum created by historic announcement by APP, now is the time to push APRIL to meet or beat APP’s new rainforest commitments. APP has made a significant move & showed that it is possible for a pulp & paper company to commit to preserving, rather than destroying, Indonesia’s precious Rainforests, which are some of the most biologically diverse landscapes on Earth, home to Critically Endangered Sumatran tigers, Orangutans, & Elephants. APRIL, on the other hand, continues to destroy Indonesia's precious forests & peatlands, wreak havoc on local communities' rights—& currently has no plans to stop!! Unless we stop them. APP’s announcement shows what we can achieve together. Help us make the most of this moment & let's finally change business as usual for the paper industry as a whole. It’s time for APRIL to meet or beat APP’s commitments to protect forests & human rights.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is destroying the Rainforests of Sumatra to fuel the fastest-growing brand of toilet paper in the USA today, as well as its sister institutional brand found in hotels, restaurants, & schools.
The brands are called Paseo & Livi.
Since APP started logging in Sumatra in 1984, APP has pulped an estimated 5 Million Acres of Rainforests - an area the size of Massachusetts!!!.
With only about 300 Sumatran Tigers & fewer than 2,800 Sumatran Elephants left in the wild, this last remaining natural Habitat is critical to the survival of these Species.
Consumers should not have to choose between Tigers & toilet paper, & responsible U.S. companies should not source tissue products that are driving Sumatran Tigers to local extinction!! Ensure a future for Sumatra's Forests & the Tigers, Elephants, & Communities they support. Stop buying Paseo & Livi toilet paper until APP stops clearing natural Forest!!
Composed of the world’s deepest Peatlands & home to all of Sumatra’s most distinct & ENDANGERED SPECIES, these Forests have become fragmented & are at the front line of FOREST & CLIMATE DESTRUCTION.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is Indonesia's largest Paper Company & the 4th largest in the world & it's directly responsible for much of Sumatra & Borneo’s DEFORESTATION. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) & Asia Pacific Resources Int.l Ltd. (APRIL) control 80% of the controversial Indonesian Paper Industry, which means that these 2 Companies are some of the world’s leading FOREST DESTROYERS. Both have active global advertising campaigns to attempt to cover up their destructive habits.
Giant Rainforest buffer zone planned to protect Indonesian Wildlife Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s biggest Paper Cos., is to support the conservation of 1m hectares of Rainforest in Indonesia, as a way of reducing its impact on the Habitats of Endangered Species such as Orangutan, Elephants & Tigers. However, green experts said the plans would be difficult to make work & would not solve the problem of loggers depleting the animals' natural Habitat. Paper Co. responds to criticism with 1m hectare conservation plan but green groups say it won't stop loggers. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3765787
Orangutans are threatened by the Destruction of their natural Habitat in Indonesia
Watch Video!!!! Don't Pulp Pandumaan-Sipituhuta: A David & Goliath Tale http://vimeo.com/60945115#
Hundreds of Indigenous villagers from Sipituhuta & Pandumaan communities in Sumatra risked life & limb by standing between their Forest home & the logging machinery of PT Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL), a Co. affiliated with paper giant APRIL. Indonesia's notoriously abusive security agency, known as Brimob, was called in to forcibly suppress the protest. At least 16 village members have now been arrested in connection to this latest dispute. Since 2009, the APRIL affiliate began deforesting the community's territory & planting eucalyptus plantations on their ancestral land. In Sept., APRIL workers & security forces again began to clear forest on the community's land. The community gathered in large numbers to stop the machinery, confiscating weapons & chainsaws from the logging crew. 8 villagers were summoned to the police station. Nearly 1,000 community members arrived in solidarity. This land conflict is just one example of the widespread human rights violations that have plagued APRIL's operations for many years. It is past time for APRIL to make respecting the rights of local communities its new business-as-usual.
30) Pet.: Last chance to save the Tigers http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_tigers_a/?fvsupcb&pv=5 Indonesia’s tigers are on the brink of extinction & unless we take urgent action now, they could be gone forever. There are only 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild -- large scale logging has wiped out their habitats, decimating their populations. Yet, despite strict controls against logging, one of the world’s biggest timber companies (APP) has just been caught red-handed illegally slashing rare Ramin trees from the tigers’ home, an officially protected area. Under Indonesian forest laws, the Ministry of the Forestry has a legal responsibility to seize illegal timber & investigate the crimes. But they’re backing away, claiming there isn’t sufficient evidence. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3757563; Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3781405
Logger continues to destroy Indonesian Rainforest despite green promises (Photos) Indonesian logging giant Asia Pacific Resources Int.l Ltd (APRIL) is continuing to destroy Endangered Rainforests on Sumatra despite a high profile commitment to clean up its operations, reveal aerial photos captured by Greenpeace last month. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3776788
Will Asia Pulp & Paper's policy protect Indonesian Forests? One year ago, Indonesia’s largest logging Company, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) announced a new Forest Conservation Policy that committed the Company to several critical initiatives: zero-deforestation of “natural forests” starting immediately; working to mitigate Climate Change as related to forestry; respect of local community rights; third party certification of its practices; and transparency. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3742637
28) New!! Pet.: PLEDGE TO ENLARGE BIOSPHERE RESERVES IN SUMATRA http://www.thepetitionsite.com/705/387/890/pledge-to-enlarge-biosphere-reserves-in-sumatra/ The island is home to 201 Mammal species & 580 bird species. There are 23 endemic Mammal Species on Sumatra. The Species include: Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Orangutan, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sumatran Elephant, Sumatran Striped Rabbit, Dhole, Dayak Fruit Bat, Malayan Tapir, Malayan Sun Bear & the Sunda Clouded Leopard. The island has lost 48% of its natural Forest cover since 1985, & many of the remaining Species are Endangered. The Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Rhino, & Sumatran Orangutan are all Critically Endangered, indicating the highest level of threat to their survival. In Oct. 2008, the Indonesian Gov.t announced a plan to protect Sumatra's remaining Forests. However, the construction of illegal roads through prime Tiger Habitat has continued since then by Companies led by Asia Pulp & Paper. Source: Michelle R.
27) New!! Pet.: PLEDGE TO ENLARGE BIOSPHERE RESERVES IN BORNEO http://www.thepetitionsite.com/906/656/633/pledge-to-extend-biosphere-reserves-in-borneo/ The Borneo Rainforest is 130 million years old, one of the oldest Rainforests in the world. There are about 15,000 Species of flowering plants with 3,000 Species of trees , 221 Species of terrestrial Mammals & 420 Species of resident birds. There are ab. 440 freshwater Fish Species in Borneo (ab. the same as Sumatra & Java combined). It is the centre of the evolution & distribution of many endemic Species of plants & animals. The Borneo Rainforest is one of the few remaining natural Habitats for the endangered Bornean Orangutan, many endemic Forest Species, incl. the Asian Elephant, the Sumatran Rhinoceros, the Bornean Clouded Leopard, the Hose's Civet & the Dayak Fruit Bat." Source: Michelle R.
Palm Oil Company plan to slow Deforestation 'another land-grab' “If people chop down a few trees just to build a house the police are waiting. But the Oil Palm Cos. can cut down the whole jungle!” A Palm Oil Company's 'Forest conservation' programme in Indonesia has ended up being a 2nd land grab, seizing resources from local communities' control. Palm Oil Cos. have long been criticised for their damaging clearance, of both Forests & Peatlands, which contributes significantly to Global Warming. It is estimated that Indonesia, where Forest clearance is still increasing despite Presidential promises to halt it, is the world's 3rd highest emitter of green house gases. This is mainly due to large scale land clearance for Palm Oil plantations, Pulp & Paper ventures & Transmigration. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3707649
News: Company accused of logging Endangered Rainforest trees in breach of timber legality certificate APRIL partner accused of clearing forests & felling endangered tropical hardwoods. Indonesian NGO says the wood supplier is linked to corruption & its legal timber certificate should be revoked Investigators also found evidence that stands of rare ramin trees (Gonystylus spp.) had been cleared. The Int.l Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) & the Convention on Int.l Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) classify 15 species of ramin as endangered, & cutting down or selling the endangered hardwood is illegal under Indonesian law. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3697870
You MUST watch this Video!!! The Sustainability Lie: A film about the dirty Palm Oil business http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NAYWHb-xaU Environment, Animals, Indigenous People, Climate DISASTER!!! Because of Big Corporations, the "PalmOil Mafia", GREED!!! Indigenous People arrested & treated like criminals because they don't want to leave their own land!!!!
News: Another red herring from AsiaPulp&Paper on its Deforestation problem http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0529-app-deplores-distortion-of-facts.html Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) asserted that the presence of mixed tropical hardwood fiber (MTH) in its products "does not come from the felling of virgin tropical rainforest trees in Indonesia". The embattled paper giant goes on to say that "the presence of MTH fiber says nothing about whether the product is sustainable or not" and that "MTH can be found easily in recycled paper." Source: Vicynthia T.
Logged-over forest in Indonesian Borneo. Without truly independent assessment or a credible forest policy, it's difficult to know the quality of forest APP is logging for pulp & paper converting to plantations.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has been driving Indonesian Rainforest Destruction at an alarming rate to make throw-away tissue products. This deforestation is not only polluting our climate, but also pushing wildlife like the Sumatran Tiger towards extinction. With only 300 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild, every bit of its dwindling forest habitat matters. The APP tissue products, marketed under the "Paseo" name in the U.S., are made from wood fiber originating from Rainforests & Pulpwood plantations that are eating into rainforests in Indonesia. With about 300 Sumatran tigers left, there is no time to lose, & no room for retailers to look the other way while Rainforest Destruction sits on their shelves.
News: New campaign targets snares in effort to save world's Big Cats http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0605-hance-cats-snares.html
June 05, 2012 Last summer, a wild Sumatran Tiger—one of only a few hundred surviving on the island—made news in a story that did not have a happy ending. The cat had become entangled in a snare in a logging concession owned by Asia Pulp&Paper (APP). The Tiger spent 7 days without food or water before wildlife rangers found it, but its snared right paw was a bloody black mess. Although the rangers were able to sedate & free the cat, it died shortly thereafter from its wounds.
This 6-month old Sumatran Tiger cub was strung up in a snare for 3 days before it was rescued. It's paw had to be amputated. While the cub survived, its freedom has been lost. Unable to hunt & fend for itself, the cub now lives in captivity on the Indonesian island of Java
Video: Endangered Sumatran Tiger dies in trap on APP concession in Indonesia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J97PLkBahqE&feature=player_embedded# Source: Vicynthia T.
16 Dec2011 Pekanbaru, Sumatra –A document released by WWF & partners confirms that a supplier to paper giant Asia Pulp&Paper is clear felling natural Tropical Forests the company designated as Tiger Sanctuary. Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3048823
No longer habitat for Tigers - or anything much!!!!
26) New!! Pet.: Stop Selling Toilet Paper Made from Severely Damaged Sumatran Rainforest http://forcechange.com/28886/stop-selling-toilet-paper-made-from-severely-damaged-sumatran-rainforest/#.UnD9rxB6a-s.care2 3 top U.S. grocery chains, Albertsons LLC, Marsh, & Save Mart, have yet to stop carrying the Paseo & Livi brands of tissue & toilet paper distributed by Oasis Brands. These 2 brands have been linked to using fibers provided by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). 17 of the U.S. top 20 grocery chains, incl. Kmart, Weis, & Kroger, have stopped selling Paseo & Livi tissue & toilet paper. There are approx. 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the world. If the APP continues its destruction of the habitat, the Critically Endangered Species risks extinction. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3664968
News: Isolated by Forest conflict, the Orang Rimba People …SinarMas Group: Indonesian Conglomerate engaged in clearing Rainforests: its Asia Pulp&Paper(APP) owns rights to land around the Village we were trying to reach & blocked some of the roads. Difficult visiting Orang Rimba: moved deeper into the Forest to avoid the conflict that began in 2009 between villagers who want to keep the Forest & Lestari Asri Jaya owned by SinarMasGroup, who clears the Forest to create plantations
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is driving the destruction of Indonesian Rainforests for toilet paper. US retailers that are selling APP’s “Paseo” tissue products are fueling deforestation in the Indonesian Rainforest and threatening the land that critically Endangered Sumatran Elephants call home. Kmart is 1 of the biggest retailers that continues to sell Paseo tissue products. Ask Kmart to stop selling Paseo products until APP quits its Rainforest destruction habit. Many other companies, incl. grocery giant Kroger, have already pulled Paseo products from its store shelves.
American companies and consumers are inadvertently contributing to Indonesian Rainforest and Tiger Habitat destruction by buying toilet paper and other tissue products made with fiber from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). Don’t Flush Tiger Forests: Toilet Paper, U.S. Supermarkets, and the Destruction of Indonesia’s Last Tiger Habitats finds that APP, the 5th-largest tissue producer in the world, is rapidly expanding into the U.S. market with paper linked to Rainforest destruction, originating from areas that are the last home for critically Endangered Species such as Sumatran Tigers, Elephants, & Orangutans. Products made with APP fiber, such as toilet paper, paper towels and tissue, are increasingly landing in grocery stores, restaurants, schools and hotels across the country under the Paseo and Livi brand names.
“Zero tolerance for illegal Wood” These are the 5 words that say a lot but apparently mean little to a company that has made a mantra out of repeating something which is simply not true. We released proof that what APP says is wrong – the results of a yearlong investigation uncovering how APP is systematically violating Indonesia’s laws which protect Ramin, an Internationally protected Tree Species under CITES. Ramin trees come from Indonesia’s peat swamp Forests, home to the Endangered Sumatran Tiger. Our latest mapping analysis shows that since 2001, at least 180,000 hectares of peat swamp forest – an area twice the size of New York City have been cleared in concessions now controlled by APP. Is it any wonder there are only 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild? Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3136790
Watch the video in a forest in Indonesia where three Sumatran Tiger cubs playfully chase a leaf and adult Tigers, captured on infrared cameras, roam through a clearing at night. The WWF is urging Logging Companies to drop plans to cut down Indonesian Forest areas where these critically Endangered Sumatran Tigers and their cubs live. How rare are these tigers? There are only about 400 left in the wild according to the WWF(some estimates say 300!!), of which 12 live in the Bukit Tigapuluh Forest which has seen rampant Deforestation for Palm Oil Plantations and Paper. Sinar Mas has come under fire from Environmentalists over Deforestation, leading major consumer firms such as Unilever, Nestle and Burger King to stop buying Palm Oil from it. In the last 50 years, Indonesia lost both the Bali Tiger and Java Tiger.Unless the Indonesian government enforces its pledge to protect this Forest area, the Sumatran Tiger will go the way of the Bali Tiger and the Java Tiger: EXTINCT forever!!!!
News: Dead Tigers, dead people: logging by paper industry worsens human-tiger conflict in Sumatra
Destruction of Rainforests & peatlands on the Indonesian island of Sumatra by the pulp and paper industry is worsening conflict between Tigers & humans, including fatal encounters. Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3513236
1.Sumatran Tiger died in SMG/APP’s PT. Arara Abadi concession in July 2011
2 Sumatran tiger killed in an APP supplier’s concession inside the UNESCO Biosphere reserve’s buffer zone in Sept 2010
Palm Oil: Its increasing use in the commercial Food Industry... because: 1) Palm Oil has the LOWEST Production COST of the major Oils, and 2) Products last more time in the Supermarket shelves!! for the high oxidative stability (saturation) of the refined product when used for frying. Many processed foods contain Palm Oil but it is NOT DECLARED on Labels!!! Or Label simply says: "Vegetable Oils"!! Try to read a Chips Packet Label, just as an example!! This is a real offence to all of us, but particularly to VEGANS and VEGETARIANS devoting their lifestyle not to hurt animals, while, like all customers, they are unwillingly and unconsciously contributing to the SLAUGHTER of Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Wildlife... and GENOCIDE of Orangutans, who share 97% DNA with us!!!
Source: Vicynthia Tjahjadi, Indonesia
RAN protest against Disney, 2010; Deforestation in Sumatra
from Julie E.
Over a month ago, I signed onto a campaign to get KFC to get rid of APP. I posted on the fact that the campaign worked, that KFC responded by firing APP. I was thrilled to witness my first "success". Yet I've noticed some petitions still floating around. ???? !!!!
Stop indirectly contributing to the Habitat loss of Asian Tigers by supporting paper company that destroys Indonesian Rainforests. Asia Pulp & Paper is a company that is notorious for destroying the Rainforests of Indonesia. There are only a couple hundred Tigers left in those Rainforests, & the already Endangered Species will see extinction in a matter of years if the company continues to destroy their Habitats.
Now I signed all and I agree with dead tiger's dead people you wrote Michela,and I think also felled rain forest dead people.
So very distressing. Noted and signed on care2. Thank you for the video and photos!
Have signed some of it.Couldn't watch the videos on YouTube because I think the %#&!*% GEMA has let deleted from YouTube site.
Signed the others later,thanks Michela.
Very,very sad for the Sumatran Tigers,they will probably experience the same fate like the Java and Bali Tiger if that not stopped.
the photos here are so precious and beautiful.
Hey, I'm new at this, and it may be because I just spent a few days signing group petitions, but I'm beyond thrilled to learn that APP has listened to the Greenpeace KFC campaign and has pledged to change it's ways!!! Group? Michela?
All caught up here. Love that picture...Thanx Michela! Sent many petitions to fb groups...
The decisions by these companies led to more pressure being applied on APP. This sent the message to the company that simply spending more on PR efforts was not going to change its reputation or bring back lost customers. Following the recent meetings we've had with APP, actually seeing the company’s new commitments being announced publicly makes me breathe a little more easily today. But this really is just the beginning of change for a company that has heavily relied on deforestation for too long. We will be watching very carefully to ensure that APP is delivering where it really matters – on the ground, in the rainforests. Our advice to former customers of APP reflects that: policy commitments will not be enough – it's only through their delivery that APP can start to win back the business that it has lost in recent years.
Lahad Datu, Malaysia: 25 years ago, was just another sleepy port town on the fringe of Malaysian Borneo, frequented by traders, sea gypsies & the occasional pirate gang. These days, big money is flowing into banks & construction projects that have multiplied in the city centre, where a gaudy silver statue honours the cash crop that put the former backwater on the map: Palm Oil. Long a preferred cooking ingredient in developing countries, P. Oil is now in greater demand in W. markets because of its low price & long shelf life. Derived from the fruit of Oil Palm trees, it can now be found in many of products sold in supermarkets, from cookies to cosmetics, & its use is increasing as the commercial food industry phases out trans fats. The huge global appetite is yielding billions in revenue for Indonesia & Malaysia, the world's 1st & 2nd-largest producers of P.Oil. But the boom is doing irreparable damage to rare biodiversity & accelerating the effects of Global Warming, with no concern for long-term social costs.
Indigenous people are being pushed off their ancestral land to make way for plantations staffed by tens of thousands of migrant workers, who are often denied health care & education services. Many families that have laboured for decades still do not have the legal documents that would grant them & their children basic rights. The labourers & their children "are invisible; they have no future. They just work & work & work". Borneo, the SE Asian island shared by the 2 countries, home to one of the oldest Rainforests on Earth & humankind's closest relative, the Orangutan.
Oil Palm plantations over the past 20 yrs cleared about 16,000 sq.Km of primary & logged forested lands. P.Oil deforestation & hunting cut Bornean Orangutan populations down to 54,000, half the total of the 1980s: the iconic animal could be extinct within a matter of years. The breakneck expansion of plantations into virgin tracts of Borneo's countryside is benefiting little more than a handful of major companies, which gain extra income from timber, at the expense of one of the world's most biologically diverse areas & the farmworkers who do the heavy lifting. Land-clearing operations for plantations in Borneo emitted more than 140 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2010 alone, = annual emissions from about 28million vehicles. Indonesia announced plans to convert ab.18million more hectares into P.Oil plantations by 2020. Malaysia wants to double the area under cultivation over the same period.
A 12-year-old Indonesian girl without legal documents gathers Palm Oil nuts on a small plantation in Borneo
Thank you, Michela, for all the work you have already done and are still doing.
Such beautiful tigers! It would be to bad to lose them ...
A coalition of more than 60 civil society groups has warned bankers & insurers not to invest in a massive new mill slated for construction on the island of Sumatra. The NGOs say the mill will drive Deforestation & increase conflict in a region already wracked with social & environmental problems. The financiers are asked not to fund the new mill, which the coalition has linked to Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) & its parent conglomerate the Sinar Mas Group.
"The undersigned NGOs are very concerned about the threat any such new mill might pose to the remaining natural forests in Sumatra & beyond". APP has pulped more than 2 million hectares of forests in Sumatra. "Our concern is the environmental & social consequences of the massive destruction of natural forests that can be shown to be linked to past & current over-capacity in pulp milling plants in Indonesia"
APP has publicly denied links to the new mill, claiming that it was building the facility in South Sumatra. The project is backed by Sinar Mas Group, but APP has not responded to multiple requests for clarification on the project.Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3486272
Eucalyptus plantations East of Pekanbaru
20) New!! Pet.: Tell KFC to go the extra mile! http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/getinvolved/KFC-petition/
Persuade them to put together a global Deforestation policy to ensure they won’t buy from companies like Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) that are pulping rainforests critical for the survival of the Sumatran Tiger. Email KFC's Board of Directors & ask them to cut Deforestation out of their supply chain & keep Tiger Forests standing in Indonesia.
Thank you, Michela. I totally agree with you.
I'M VERY SCEPTICAL because these "findings" come from a Big Corporation, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), & their Suppliers, NOTORIOUSLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COMPLETE DESTRUCTION of many areas of Indonesian RAINFORESTS (= BIODIVERSITY, 30 to 40 metres-high Trees, DIFFERENT KINDS of TREES & PLANTS) BEING REPLACED by ITS OWN Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) MONOCOLTURE PLANTATIONS, used EXCLUSIVELY for producing PULP WOOD and THROW AWAY TISSUES or TOILET PAPER & packaging.
A LOT of COMPANIES (fortunately) REJECTED APP as THEIR SUPPLIER JUST FOR THIS!!!!! HOW CAN A REPORT like this BE IMPARTIAL, & OBJECTIVE & RELIABLE if it WAS PAID BY the SAME APP (Big Corporation$$)??
-It seems to me like the MONSANTO (still Big Corporation$$) TESTS being CARRIED OUT & PAID by the SAME MONSANTO, for 2 months, on GMO-fed Rats, DECLARING that GMO FOOD is GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH!!!! (And STILL CALIFORNIA IS CONSTANTLY HEARING these LIES)
While an INDEPENDENT Team of Scientists (Frech) INDEPENDENTLY & SECRETLY & IMPARTIALLY Tested for 2 YEARS (not 2 months) on GMO-fed rats & PROVED (a lot of photos testimony it) that GMO’s CAUSE AN ENTIRE LIST OF DISEASES including the development of TUMORS!!!!! This is why the European Union rejected GMOs.
-This is why the European Union rejected the PESTICIDES (made by BAYER, still Big Corporation$$) CAUSING the destruction of BEES.
-It seems to me like the Pharmaceutical Producer of the TALIDOMIDE (1950 - 1960) DECLARING NO SIDE EFFECTS for their product ($$) THAT ACTUALLY CREATED TERRIBLE DEFORMITIES in the children whose mothers had assumed it.
-It seems to me like a WHATSOEVER OIL & GAS COMPANY (Big Corporation$$) carrying out Tests on the effects of CLIMATE CHANGE & STATING that GLOBAL WARMING DOESN’T EXIST!!!!!
WHO IS SO MAD & CRAZY TO GO AGAINST ITS OWN
$$$$ INTERESTS $$$$??
Thank you so much for your initiatives, Mr Bastoni. I hope you will reach your 3 objectives. It would be the accomplishment of many people's dream.
At least, we may hope they are safe for the time being - provided they stay on the concession.
News: Orangutans make plantations home http://www.rainforestrealities.com/articles/orangutans-make-plantations-home-says-conservationist/ The orangutan, one of the world’s largest tree-dwelling mammals, lounges high in the trees, spending most days eating & exploring the forest. A New Report released & carried by APP shows these primates are not all too picky about what kinds of trees they call home. Flexibility could prove critical to the long-term protection of the great apes as well as to Indonesia’s large-landscape conservation areas from illegal logging & forest fires.
The 10-year survey began in 2008 at the request of PT Surya Hutani Jaya(SRH), a pulpwood supplier of Asia Pulp&Paper (APP) & with the support of Asia Pulp&Paper(APP). The Team conducted the survey in & around the plantation forest of PT Surya Hutani Jaya (SRH), a pulpwood supplier of Asia Pulp&Paper(APP). SRH’s plantation forest is located adjacent to the Kutai Nat.l Park, & a wildlife corridor connects the SRH conservation area, Kutai Nat.l Park, & the nearby Muara Kaman Wildlife Sanctuary. Small Village communities, made up largely of farmers, also surround the conservation area. The SRH plantation forest has 3 functions: as a buffer area to nearby Kutai Nat.l Park, as part of the Orangutan home range, & as wildlife corridors connecting wildlife reserves & conservation areas. If ongoing research continues to confirm the preliminary findings, plantations may come to be recognized as helping to preserve the species because plantations protect orangutans from illegal loggers & forest fires that destroy their habitat. The Report suggests Orangutans are comfortable in Plantations that replaced Indonesia’s degraded Forests. The population density of Orangutans is comparable for Plantation areas, Conservation zones & natural Rainforest. This is significant because of the strategic role pulpwood plantations can play in conservation & long-term protection of Biodiversity & Wildlife in Indonesia. Deforestation in the 1980s & 1990s, largely before the development of Indonesia’s pulp & paper industry, led to degrading of the Orangutans’ habitat. Many Orangutan habitats were also damaged by Forest fires. In many of these areas, plantation forests replaced the degraded & damaged forests. Natural forests will always be the optimal environment for Orangutans, but plantation forests, adjacent to nat.l parks, have significant roles for Orangutans. These plantation forests act as buffers & can play an important role in protecting preserved natural forests & conservation areas from community encroachment & illegal loggers. “If we can eliminate illegal logging & illegal encroachment, I believe the Orangutans will stay in the conservation area”.Kevin A.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/353427779/3476572
Kevin A.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/353427779/3476569
1) A secure Habitat to roam free without threat from poachers,
2) Prey animals for hunting,
3) Ample access to fresh water.”
“All the research in the world won’t save a single Sumatran Tiger unless it’s accompanied by immediate and decisive action”.
Video: Sinar Mas - Giam Siak Kecil (GSK) - 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6AHW34Y8YA&feature=related
Kevin A.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/353427779/3476570
Good news. But when I see the disaster it has caused, I can't help feeling it comes a bit late.
It sounds like a piece of good news. Let's see what's going to happen now.
U.S. retailer Dollar General stopped sourcing paper products from controversial brand Asia Pulp&Paper (APP), according to the WWF which has targeted 20 Cos. for selling APP-sourced tissue & paper towels. APP was under fire for years for Deforestation on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the last Home to the Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii), & Sumatran Elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus), all listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List. APP products are still found in the U.S. under several subsidiaries, including Mercury Paper, Solaris Paper, Papermax, Global Paper Solutions & Eagle Ridge Paper.
Source: Vicynthia Tjahjadi, Indonesia
Signed. When I see the destruction of that beautiful rainforest and of its beautiful, no, I mean magnificent, animals, it makes me sick. Pope John-Paul II or Benoît XVI said all animals have a consciouness. What right do we have to exterminate them? Just for the sake of money ...
Barbie says:- I'm helping to preserve the orangutans, like this little poor baby!
IGA dumps toilet paper product http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-national/iga-dumps-toilet-paper-product-20110825-1jats.html
A supermarket chain has wiped two toilet paper brands from its shelves following a campaign by environmentalists to save endangered Tigers in Indonesia. "Australians deserve to know if they are wiping their bums with the habitats of critically endangered Sumatran Tigers”.
Success! Great News!!
and the demands of thousands who wrote to IGA’s CEO, to end its role in rainforest destruction!!! . The supermarket chain agreed to rule out using Indonesia’s biggest Forest destroyer – AsiaPulp&Paper – to supply its toilet paper products.
News: In eco-pact, will controversial Paper Giant APP turn over a new leaf? http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0926-tft-app-interview.html#eX65RPt4h09I5l9L.99 Over the past 15 yrs there has arguably been no paper supplier as controversial as AsiaPulp&Paper(APP), an umbrella brand for several Indonesian forestry companies. The paper Giant: dogged by allegations that is destroying key wildlife Habitat, driving substantial greenhouse gas emissions through the conversion of peat forests, dispossessing Local Communities of land, & engaging in a heavy-handed campaign to undermine its critics within Indonesia & abroad. Source: Vicynthia Tjahjadi (Indonesia)
APP's new 'sustainability roadmap' won't spare unprotected Tiger Habitat in Sumatra http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0727-app-eoy-pulping-report.html#RzOOhIerXYJiv6jK.99
Drainage canals cut into deep peat to clear tropical Forest contiguous with SMG/APP’s self-declared “Senepis Tiger Sanctuary”. Natural Forest used to cover both sides of the canal, but PT. Suntara Gajapati deforested the area to supply mixed tropical hardwood to SMG/APP’s pulp mill. The area is a High Conservation Value Forest, an Endangered Peat Ecosystem that is part of a large Forest block with the last Critically Endangered Sumatran Tigers
Thanks for Posting also on other Social Networks, above all on FaceBook!!!!! It’s a kind of personal revenge!!! "My" Petition: for Orangutans, Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Wildlife, Biodiversity, Rainforests, Global Warming: “Label Palm Oil” 300 Soccer Fields of Rainforests Cleared EVERY HOUR in SEAsia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, very UNHEALTHY ingredient in the products WE buy, but WE don’t know!! labelled as “Vegetable Oils”. We want to know if they contain PalmOil!!! We want the choice!! (see my Profile) just for posting it FB BLOCKED my Account in May 2010!!. Nevertheless it reached 6,445 signatures!! If I disappear also from Care2 you know why....
My love for Orang Utans derives from my experiences at the Singapore Zoo, one of the best I've ever seen, I've been there 5 times, last one in 2001. I have here, close to me, pics of Jasmine and Manuela with Orang Utans, of me with an Orang Utan Mother and her baby... It was one of the most touching experience in my life: she had her baby on her shoulders, she was looking at me deeply in my eyes... so tender, delicate, DEFENCELESS!!!! I ADORE Orang Utans!!! I went purposely to UK to meet Lone Droscher-Nielsen, the Danish "Orangutan Hero", for 2 Conferences. I go and see them at "Monkey World" UK.
Some pics are on: http://picasaweb.google.com/michela.messineo
News: APP establishes deforestation moratorium in Jambi; greens remain skeptical http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0906-app-jambi-roadmap.html
Sept.06, 2012 - AsiaPulp&Paper (APP) has established a moratorium on natural forest conversion in Jambi province on the island of Sumatra, according to a report issued by the Indonesian Forestry Giant.
The moratorium covers 55,584 hectares of forest land, incl. concessions owned outright by APP & two independent pulpwood suppliers. APP says it has now conducted a preliminary high conservation value forest (HCVF) assessment across 80% of its concessions in Jambi & Riau & 50% of its concessions in West Kalimantan.
APP & its affiliates own about 1 million hectares of forest concessions, while its suppliers control 1.5 million ha.
Source: Vicynthia Tjahjadi
Up to date with all petitions. Read all the news, watched a couple of videos. Unfortunately very devestating. Thanks for all you do.
Thank you for all that you do, Michela. Orang utans ought to be pleased to have a devoted friend like you.
signed and shared thanks for the heads up Michela and i just have to also say Michela you are an inspiration, and i truly really appreciate all your hard work in saving these gentle beautiful orangutans!You should be very proud, its an honor to know you!
Good News for Tigers! Top Canadian Buyer Drops Rainforest Paper Supplier http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/recent/Good-News-for-Tigers-Top-Canadian-Buyer-Drops-Rainforest-Paper-Supplier/
Major Can. office supplier WhitePaperCo. is severing ties with AsiaPulp&Paper(APP) bec.of its links to RainforestDestruction. APP: subject of a global campaign by Greenpeace for its involvement in Illegal Logging & devastation of Endangered Sumatran Tiger Habitat. “Thousands of Canadians will no longer be using Rainforest destruction in their daily lives; that’s a real win for the Environment.”; delivering millions of sheets of office paper across the country every day, was one of APP’s largest Can. customers, distributing APP copy paper across the country, now offering 100%recycled & FSCcertif.paper. “Canadians don’t want products sourced from Rainforest & Endangered Tiger habitat Destruction. APP’s reliance on Rainforest destruction has to stop, otherwise the company will continue to lose customers around the world.”
APP: World 3rd largest Pulp&Paper producer, 5 mills across Canada through the PaperExcellenceHolding Corp., for export&process at its China facilities; continues to drive away customers&investors worldwide: Can. financial giant Mackenzie Invest. announced its US$24 million divestment from APP. Since the launch of this campaign we have seen over 60 companies, incl. Mattel, Home Depot, Xerox, Adidas Hasbro, Nestlé, Kraft, & other Brands refusing to do business with APP, they stop trading with APP bec.of its links to RainforestDestruction. Despite the clear evidence some companies, like KentuckyFriedChicken(KFC), continue to use packaging sourced from Rainforests & supplied by APP.
Video: Protecting Indonesia's ancient Rainforest & the Sumatran Tiger http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m5-2oh-BE-s
News: Forestry Ministry Says Greenpeace Claims vs APP Not True http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/forestry-ministry-says-greenpeace-claims-vs-app-not-true/519252
The Forestry Ministry has denied allegations by Greenpeace that a high-profile pulp and paper company is logging valuable ramin trees in Riau. “These trees are indeed being logged, not by APP but by suppliers for APP,” he said, adding that the move on the part of the suppliers was “a mistake” because ramin, typically used for furniture, was unsuitable for pulping. He also said that APP had put aside the logs that it had received and could not do anything with them because “they don’t have an economic value.” Ramin is the most valuable tree species in Indonesia, selling for $1,000 per cubic meter when exported.
However, environmentalists have called the announcement yet another case of “greenwashing,” arguing that APP has already cleared “most of the natural forest on concessions covered by this announcement.” APP once again has chosen to invest in greenwashing instead of meaningful change in the face of increasing and widespread condemnation of its forestry practices” Nazir Foead of WWF-Indonesia said on Monday.
Source: Vicynthia Tjahjadi
May 16, 2012 Asia Pulp&Paper (APP), a forestry giant that has been heavily criticized for destroying Rainforests & Peatlands in Indonesia, will temporarily suspend clearing of natural forest areas until conservation assessments have been conducted. In a statement issued Tuesday, APP said the moratorium on Forest clearing will take effect June 1 for concessions owned outright by its subsidiaries.
Source: Vicynthia Tjahjadi
Greenpeace's anti-APP stunt at Mattel's headquarters on June 8, 2011
Peat draining & large-scale Clearance of natural Forest by APP wood supplier PT. Ruas Utama Jaya
Casey, Lesan & Mali: the first Orangutans to be returned to the wild in Indonesia for almost a decade after going through a rehabilitation programme in Borneo.
After spending most of their lives in human care, this was the day 3 Orangutans reacquainted themselves with the place they once called home. Tentatively exploring their new surroundings, the animals' apprehension was soon replaced with curiosity & a playful first moments of freedom.
Source: Andrea S.
Casey, 8 yrs old reacquaints herself with the Rainforest as she is released into the wilds, almost literally burnt her hand off at the age of four when her owner allowed her to play near electric cables.
Lesan 8-yrs old, arrived in Nov. 2006. At the time of rescue, she weighed 7 kg
Mali plays in the trees before relocation & release in East Kalimantan, Indonesia
I am truly blessed by your friendship!
The news in English (just appeared today) after Bahasa Indonesia:
This is the first source of the news:
(In Bahasa Indonesia)
Thank you Michela, just went down the page signing all that I had missed before in other places and sent emails and watched videos and read your posts. An outstanding presentation of facts and issues facing us all. Thanks to everybody that posted above the info to help me become more educated in order to defend. hugs and purrs to all :)
It is absolutely devastating what is happening in Indonesia. To
destroy a beautiful country & rain forest for toilet paper is undeniably shameful. All in the name of the all mighty dollar. It makes me sick to continually hear about big corporations making money off of nature & beautiful animals like the SumatranTiger & Rain Forest. For shame . Thanks Micheala for all you do .
Target: U.S. & Indonesian Legislators - Only 300-400 Sumatran Tigers left!!: in danger of Extinction. Illegal Logging: the primary reason for this Logging is to make toilet paper, some of which we may be purchasing in our stores. WWF says APP (Asia Pulp&Paper) wiped out more than 5 Million acres of the Sumatran Rainforest. Paseo and Livi: 2 Brands that originate from Indonesian Rainforests. Customers should avoid these brands if they desire to save the future of the Sumatran Tiger.
Palm Oil plantations: destroying the Tigers natural Habitat.
Illegal Poaching: parts of its body are sold, it’s skin being the most profitable.
Sumatran Tigers: must be protected, otherwise they will become a part of the past; existed in Indonesia for centuries; in ancient times the Tiger was highly respected, in each village there was a Tiger handler who was able to summon them with incense & chants. This mystical animal is also highly respected in Buddhism where legend tells the sacrifice of one’s body to a Tiger would evoke dharma or duty to the natural world.
Asia Pulp & Paper Greenwashing - Tiger Sanctuary under threat from DeforestationCal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3197239
3 large companies will suspend purchases from APP, either permanently or until they can be satisfied that the paper & associated products are produced sustainably. Danone, the food giant whose brands include Cow & Gate, Actimel & Volvic; Xerox; & a branch of the Collins publishing group. The Guardian understands that other companies are also considering whether to take similar action on the issue.
Danone: "We decided to suspend all purchases from this supplier wherever possible under law, until the situation has been clarified & confirmed by independent stakeholders. This suspension will apply to all group subsidiaries in all affected countries." They use APP for about 1.5% of its cardboard packaging, ab. 7,500 metric tonnes, will suspend purchases from APP from June.
Xerox: "While at one time APP was a Xerox supplier, our corporate direction has been to cease doing business with APP on a global basis. We are reinforcing our policy: banning any purchase of paper from APP."
Collins Debden, the diary publisher: "In response to customer & market demands, we do not procure raw material originating from AsiaPulp&Paper."Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3169929 Pressure growing on APP since evidence emerged of illegal logging in Southeast Asia
STOP destroying your forests. They are vital for orangutans, tigers or elephants and, in the long run, to mankind. Planting trees is not the same; KEEP the existing forests.
Target: Xerox Corporation
Protect Rainforests by telling Xerox to drop a paper supplier that uses tree pulp from Rainforests & protected tree Species.
As the result of a yearlong investigation by the Environmentalist group Greenpeace, paper giant AsiaPulp&Paper (APP) is being accused of using protected tree species for their pulp. Greenpeace found evidence that the world’s 3rd largest paper & pulp producer is using internationally protected tree species for pulp, & violating Indonesia’s laws in the process. During the investigation, Greenpeace members identified numerous logs of Ramin—a protected tree species—mixed in with the other legal logs.
Source: Vicynthia T.
all 10 signed
Noted and signed. Thank you Michela.
And the link to the petition:
All signed. Thanks.
Petition #7 signed wit thanks Michela.
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Petition # 7 signed..thanks Michela
Petition #7 signed Thanks Michela
March 01, 2012 - A year-long undercover investigation found evidence of Asia Pulp&Paper(APP) cutting & pulping legally protected ramin trees, violating both Indonesian & International law. Found largely in Sumatra's peatswamp Forests, the logging of ramin trees (in the genus Gonystylus) has been banned in Indonesia since 2001; the trees are also listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) & thus require special permits to export.
Watch Video: The Ramin Paper Trail
Sumatra Rainforest canopy seen from the base of a Compass tree
Sumatran Orangutan in North Sumatra
Rainforest cleared for Oil Palm plantations in North Suma
News: Why is the world's largest Forest Certification scheme still standing by APP? http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/Blog/why-is-the-worlds-largest-forest-certificatio/blog/36175/ APP products containing timber from Indonesia Rainforests where this tiger died could actually receive the PEFC stamp of approval and be sold around the world as “sustainable”!!!!.
All petitions signed Thanks Michela
Signed, and Thanks as always Michela.
Updated and signed the latest petition..Thanks Michela..
Signed. Thanks Michela!
They can investigate and invention another way. Please.
Signed, noted. thanks Michela
from its website
El constante esfuerzo de Kimberly-Clark por cumplir el objetivo de una producción sostenible y respetuosa con el medio ambiente, ha permitido el acuerdo con la asociación para la defensa de la naturaleza “World Wildllife Fund (WWF)”.
El primer resultado en España es el nuevo papel higiénico Scottex® Acolchado como un producto fabricado solo con materiales procedentes de bosques sostenibles, certificados por parte de FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) y reconocido por parte de WWF como respetuoso con el medio ambiente
so, paper comes from FSC forests and the brand has the WWF support but in the product there is no information about it... fishy...
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Thank you Michela, Wendy signed all 4, Bruce signed 2.
Save this Mother's Love !!!!
Already signed and signed. Thank you.
All signed noted and enjoy the visual :-)
I think i've got all on this page signed..will go check the other threads now:-)
All petitions signed and shared. Thank you my dear Michela.
Michela, I'm confused I thought for sure this was in another thread and I sent a letter about it or is this one different?
Thank you for the newest post... I think it is really important that we are aware of and applaud companies for changing their ways as consumers rather than only ask them to change... it lets them know that we are paying attention to what they do and appreciate positive change so I think it is wonderful that you include these follow ups to actions...
signed all petitions, thanks Michela for the great video and sharing your pictures. It has taken me quite a while to get through this thread, but I have learned so much. Thanks for all your hard work.
signed and shared inFB
thank you so much for sharing your passion, luckilly,it's infectious.
When Ken dumped Barbie recently, Mattel was not the only Toy Company put under the spotlight for their role in Rainforest Destruction. Hasbro, Lego and Disney are wrapping toys in paper products coming from Indonesian Rainforests.
Greenpeace asked all of these toy companies to take three simple steps:
1. Stop buying paper products from Asia Pulp and Paper – the worst forest offender in Indonesia – and any companies connected to APP.
2. Don’t buy from Asia Pulp and Paper until the company makes real changes on the ground that protect Indonesian rainforests, biodiversity and respect the rights of people living in these forests.
3. Become leaders in their industry in the use of sustainable forest products for all their toys and packaging, by immediately implementing new procurement policies aimed to cover the purchase of all pulp and paper products.
and thanks for the beautiful pic of the tiger cub,with baby orangutan....priceless
signed... thank you for posting this important information...
This has to stop before everything is wiped out. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!
This is is so very sad. Something needs to be done about this NOW. We have to save the animals. BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!
Signed. Thank you Michela!
Please, save the Forests because our Children must see these animals, not in the Zoos, but in their natural habitat.
Gladly signed! Thanks for posting it!
All signed and shared. Thank you Michela.
Gladly and proudly signed
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Thanks Michela signed and shared.
Signed and fb...thanks Michela
Thank you Michela,brought tears
Action taken, also watched the video. The dirty palm oil business! I’m using only domestic olive oil and when I’m buying some products always checking the label. Thank you Michela.
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Signed and watched video. It almost brought tears to my eyes to see all the destruction and the poor natives and their children who live there who had no say in what they did to their land. It's quite sickening.
Signed and Shared!
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Noted Tks Michela...Watched the Video, Disgusting in what they are doing, just awful..
Signed and shared thankyou Michela
Signed and post to my fb account. thank you Michela
It's clear that these people are only interested in money and have no interest in animals and the environment.
The interesting point is that they must all be childless people, for they are ensuring all that will be left in the future is a degraded, bleak and tortured planet. Or are they happy for their wealthy descendants to inherit this world ? What good is money then !
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Signed - thanks Michela.
Thank you, Bruce and Wendy signed.
Signed and posted to Facebook. Thank you Michela.