The Eleventh Hour for Riau’s Forests: Two Global Pulp and Paper Companies Will Decide Their Fate
The report concludes with a call for a ‘precautionary approach’ to further forest clearing in Riau. It recommends that no natural forest areas should be cleared without prior assessments that identify “high conservation values” and outline measures needed to protect those values. Such measures are urgently needed to protect Riau’s last remaining forests and the tigers and elephants they support.
WWF and local NGO partners are continuously monitoring the environmental performance of APRIL and APP. WWF Indonesia is issuing periodic “Monitoring Briefs” on the activities of the two companies, including their contribution to the protection or loss of forest conservation values in Riau.