Forests and rare tigers are under threat from a new logging road in Indonesia’s Sumatra, green groups said on March 26, linking firms connected to paper giant Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) as being behind the project. A spokeswoman for APP said it was looking into the report issued by Eyes of the Forest, a coalition of local NGOs, but said it applied stringent rules on its wood suppliers. According to Eyes of the Forest, the logging highway could have a devastating effect on Kampar’s peat forests, one of the largest of the contiguous tropical peat forests which act as the planet’s biggest carbon store. (Reuters)

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