Aditya Bayunanda of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia said that by quitting the FSC, APRIL was avoiding independent scrutiny of its operations as presented in the NGOs' formal complaint to the FSC.
“It means APRIL is effectively admitting that its deforestation practices are incompatible with the FSC,” he said in a joint statement between the WWF Indonesia, Greenpeace and Rainforest Action Network (RAN), made available to The Jakarta Post on Thursday.
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