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Indonesian communities and groups are taking action to stop rainforest destruction and reform the pulp and paper industry.
It’s time for Disney to realize that rainforest destruction is no fairy tale. Rainforest Action Network is putting Disney on notice, and we hope you will join us to get the company to align its practices with the values it espouses and embeds in the stories it tells.
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), Indonesia and China's biggest pulp and paper company, is rapidly clear cutting and draining huge areas of Indonesia's diverse rainforests and peatlands. The logging giant then converts the degraded land into monoculture acacia pulp wood plantations to make cheap paper products. This deforestation is devastating communities and their livelihoods and driving species like the Sumatran tiger toward extinction. Despite government issued permits, serious legal uncertainties remain concerning APP's business.
Paper linked to the destruction of Indonesian rainforests, species extinction, climate change and human rights abuses is finding its way into Disney books.
Did you know that some of the books you buy could be contributing to Indonesian rainforest destruction? RAN's new Rainforest-Safe Kids’ Books pocket guide ranks eleven of the nation’s largest children’s book publishers for their commitments to protect Indonesia's rainforests and the environment.
Calculating the Real Carbon Footprint of APP’s Paper: APP’s 2006 total emissions were higher than those of 165 countries around the world.
Logging companies APP and APRIL are razing Indonesian rainforests and replacing them with plantations to make cheap paper. U.S. book publishers are using this paper to make books for American children.
Forests and the climate are inextricably linked. Indonesia is ground zero for forest and climate destruction.
Major fashion brands have started protecting Indonesia’s rainforests.
Indonesia’s rainforests are quickly disappearing as unscrupulous companies cut down forests to produce cheap paper and other commodities such as palm oil for global markets.