REDD - CO2lonialism of forests
Kampar Peninsula: Potential Pilot Project

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Teluk Meranti villagers on the Kampar River

The Asian paper and pulp giant, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL), has proposed a ‘community ring’ which would surround the peninsula with acacia and eucalyptus plantations to ‘protect’ the remaining forest from the local communities, who they accuse of illegal logging. The ring would clear cut almost half of the remaining forest, and the company would be awarded further concessions for its industrial tree plantations.