The year in Preserving Forests, 2017

For over 30 years, RAN has been fighting the biggest global drivers of deforestation — from the old-growth timber trade to the dirty pulp used in paper and fabrics; from…

Abercrombie & Fitch Commits to a Wood-Based Fabrics Policy

After years of campaigning, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. adopts a new sourcing policy on controversial wood-based fabrics! Thanks to the work of RAN supporters, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has taken…

The Fight for Land Rights is the Fight for the Forests

In Indonesia, and across the world, the fight for land rights is the fight for the forests and the climate. For communities impacted by Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL)—Indonesia’s largest producer…

End the Intimidation and Arrest of Indigenous Farmers

For communities on the frontlines of pulp and paper plantation expansion, farming their traditionally-owned land can mean intimidation and arrest. In the Lake Toba region of North Sumatra, the Indigenous…

It’s time for Asia Pulp & Paper to keep its promises

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is the largest pulp and paper producer in both Indonesia and China. With a stark history of deforestation and human rights abuses, APP’s adoption of…

About “Beyond Paper Promises”

The fate of Indonesia’s forests has been at the forefront of international concern for decades. These forests are known worldwide for their incredible biodiversity, their significance to our global climate,…