Why is the World's Largest Forest Certification Scheme Still Standing by APP? | WWF

Why is the World's Largest Forest Certification Scheme Still Standing by APP?



Posted on 29 July 2011
From Greenpeace: Earlier this week, we released some sad, shocking footage showing the slow and gruesome death of a Sumatran tiger that became trapped within an Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) concession in Sumatra's Riau province. The video footage also revealed that in the same APP area, recent forest clearance had taken place in an area identified as tiger habitat. This episode is not only tragic in conservation terms, it highlights the role of the world’s largest forestry certification body - the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) - in greenwashing APP’s reputation by certifying some of its very questionable products. Read more...