Posts Tagged with "APRIL"

APP: The Biggest Forest Destroyer You’ve Never Heard of

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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APP: The Biggest Forest Destroyer You’ve Never Heard of

Did you know that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) is destroying vast tracks of Indonesian rainforests, threatening the survival of precious species like the Sumatran tiger, and using an aggressive strategy of political manipulation to grow its sales? If you answered no, you’re not the only one. APP is highly proficient at using covert marketing [...]

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Disney’s Paper Policy a Disappointment for Indonesia’s Rainforests

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Disney’s Paper Policy a Disappointment for Indonesia’s Rainforests

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” –Mr. Walt Disney Books can be a [...]

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Indonesia’s Moratorium On Deforestation Could Be Good For Business, Human Rights, and The Environment… or Not

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Indonesia’s Moratorium On Deforestation Could Be Good For Business, Human Rights, and The Environment… or Not

It’s become clear this week — between Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s comments on tackling corruption and reducing negative environmental impacts of deforestation and Al Gore’s speech extolling the business case for rolling back deforestation and commending Indonesia’s emerging leadership on the issue — that industry elites with a vested interest in maintaining business as [...]

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Litquake Events Take on the Changing Publishing Industry and Sustainability

Friday, October 1, 2010

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The publishing world is rapidly changing as technology influences where, when, and how an author goes about getting published. San Francisco’s very own Litquake extravaganza delves into this further and works to help authors navigate the new terrain. Two events directly relate to our Rainforest Free Paper Campaign and are worth blogging, talking, and tweeting [...]

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Hello, World! Love, Tiki

Monday, September 20, 2010

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Hello? Can you hear me?? Well, I hope you can hear me. Hi Everybody! My name is Tiki. My friends call me Tiki the Tiny Tiger because I’m the smallest tiger cub in the whole wide world! Will you be my friend? They call me Tiki the Tiny Tiger because there are only five species [...]

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APRIL and Indonesian Government Pose Major Threat to Sumatra’s Forest Communities

Friday, May 21, 2010

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There is a beautiful place in the world called Tebing Tinggi. It is located on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. I had the honor of visiting Tebing Tinggi this February and meeting many of the people who live there. While I was there, the head of the village took the others with whom I [...]

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President Director of APRIL subsidiary responds to Rainforest Action Network

Monday, September 21, 2009

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On August 28th I posted APRIL the pulp and paper giant violates Indonesian laws and community rights. This post was based on two sources, a letter from the community of Teluk Meranti rejecting the operations of an APRIL subsidiary on their customary lands, and a report by Eyes on the Forest questioning the legality of [...]

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Letter from Indonesian community threatened by pulp-and-paper

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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TELUK MERANTI COMMUNITY LETTER OF REJECTION TOWARDS RAPP COMPANY (APRIL) Regarding: UPHOLDING TELUK MERANTI COMMUNITY RIGHTS To the Honourable, President Director of RAPP company (April) With this, the community of Teluk Meranti subdistrict, based on our needs to the land located across the river or land intended to become a part of your company’s operational [...]

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