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Logging road threatens rare peat dome, tigers
Date:3/25/2008

the poachers discover theres easy access to this critical tiger habitat.

APPs logging highway and the accompanying drainage of the peat could cause devastating effects on Kampars whole peat dome. Kampar peninsula can be considered a single hydro-ecological system, consisting entirely of a single dome of peat at depths mostly over 10 meters extremely deep for a peatland, with an enormous store of carbon. Drainage and plantation development activities on the top of the Kampar peat dome could even cause the peat dome to collapse and emit large amounts of carbon, according to Eyes on the Forest.

Local NGO network Jikalahari and WWF have formally proposed that the Ministry of Forestry protect the natural forest of Kampar. Jikalahari also jointly signed an MoU with Siak and Pelalawan District Administrations at the UN Climate Change conference in Bali last year. It is the Siak district government that APP told Eyes of the Forest had granted the company permission to build the logging highway, to connect two remote villages. But satellite images show that the road was not built anywhere close to the two villages, Teluk Lanus and Sungai Rawa.

APP claimed that it was building this state-of-the-art, paved highway for the benefit of the local communities, said Susanto Kurniawan of Jikalahari. Its shameful to see a multibillion-dollar enterprise hiding behind the needs of desperately poor, isolated villagers, who will receive absolutely no benefit from this road but will likely suffer the consequences of APPs activities.

The two new logging concessions that the road does connect to are affiliated with APP and both are based on licenses issued by District heads, who are not supposed to issue such licenses. The Ministry of Forestry has issued definitive licenses to the two concessions. However, clearance of natural forest for plantation development in these concessions would not be allowed as it is considered deep peat soil and is natural fore
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Contact: Jan Vertefeuille
janv@wwfus.org
202-861-8362
World Wildlife Fund
Source:Eurekalert

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