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Rudiansyah, Executive Director of WALHI Jambi, (Friends of the Earth - Jambi Province, Indonesia)

“Asia Pulp & Paper [APP] cleared the forest to build roads so it could transport timber out of the area. But once the road was put in, the community and their farms were cleared as well. The impact was so significant that their cultivated land and plants were also destroyed by the company. APP has torn the social fabric of the community, and erased their identity as a farming community.”

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Heavy logging trucks regularly cut through rural communities to haul off harvested timber from pulp and paper plantations. These trucks tear up the roads and are dangerous for villagers on foot and motorbike.

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