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APP Commits to End Deforestation!

Environment  (tags: environment, forests, protection, habitat, nature )

- 1933 days ago -
Today was a day I have at times feared might never come, but I've just emerged from a packed press conference in Jakarta for the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper's new 'Forest Conservation Policy' aimed to end its involvement in deforestation.

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Teresa W (782)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:22 am
thank you

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:25 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 8:32 am
n TY

Kit B (276)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 8:49 am

There are many tiny victories, what we really need is big victories all over the global.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 9:55 am
Great news! Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 11:42 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher. Another victory ~ we're starting to make some progress.

. (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:35 pm
If Asia keeps in this direction, this will be a major achievement.

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:13 pm

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:14 pm

Eternal G (745)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:32 pm
An awesome achievement!

Robby R (15)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:44 pm

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:14 pm
Noted thanks

Jade N (22)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:34 pm

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:28 pm
Hope APP is sincere.

Paul Girardin (126)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 8:56 pm
Let's hope!

Noted & shared!

Ram Reddy (7)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 10:32 pm

paul m (93)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:55 am


Ben O (171)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:17 am
"...However, it all boils down to APP demonstrating that it can turn policy into practice. The company knows it has an awful lot of work to do to demonstrate that things are truly different now...."
-I don't trust APP, not for a second! We have to wait and see if they turn policy into practice...

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:31 am

Carol H (229)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:59 am
noted, thanks Cher

R T (14)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 12:07 pm
I think this is a case of 'Actions will speak louder than words'
I am sure they are well aware that they will still be under the spotlight for a long time to come.
Surely they are sincere about their commitment right now. It's what happens in a year or two's time when management and boards change that counts. Will they renege or will they continue the good work, that is the burning question.
In the meantime it is important that we we give credit where credit is due, even though it has been far to long coming.
Thank you Asia Pulp & Paper for your new 'Forest Conservation Policy' we wish you all the best for the future.

Michela M (3964)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 12:22 pm

Thanks! Posted in:  ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
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together with Sumatran Tigers (Java & Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!!
AGAINST: Corporate Control, Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Global Warming, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Pet Trade, GMO Food, Vivisection… Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, & Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
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Muriel Servaege (53)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:43 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:17 am
...thanks for posting Cher......I tend to agree with Ben here.....but a GOOD start nevertheless.... I really hope the momentum gained will be sustained.......

Gvapo T (22)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:29 am
thanks for sharing this cher
I'm happy to hear this as it is very promising first step in the right direction, but let us see what they will really do from now on
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