REDD - CO2lonialism of forests
Kampar Peninsula: Potential Pilot Project

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But the struggle on the river continues as APP and APRIL maintain their rivalry for more concessions. The village of Teluk Meranti of 600 families resisted the expansion of APP lands in late 2007. The communities resisted when the government illegally issued permits, saying that the lands could be felled and industrialized because the peatlands are less than 3 meters deep. The communities and activists produced measurements showing the peatlands to be over 6 meters deep. The local communities remain under threat from the real drivers of deforestation, the pulp and paper plantations, which continue to seek funding from RED/D.