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UPM terminates its pulp purchase contract with APRIL

(UPM, Helsinki, 12 November 2009)– UPM will increase the share of plantation based eucalyptus pulp from Uruguay in the paper production of its Changshu paper mill in China. Consequently, at the end of October, UPM decided to terminate its pulp purchase contract with APRIL. The new pulp sourcing strategy has been made possible by the agreement concerning the transfer of the Fray Bentos pulp mill in Uruguay to UPM's ownership. UPM informed APRIL at the beginning of November about its decision to terminate the purchasing contract.

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Local community body worries natural forest auction

PEKANBARU (EoF News) --Riau Malay Customary-Law Community Body calls on authority not to reactivate defunct HPH selective logging concession for pulp industry and should return the forest rights use to local customary (adat) community, says its advisory board. Anwar Saleh, the advisory board member of the traditional body, reminded that his organization and the government have set a moral consensus internally in responding forest issues in Riau that recommended that defunct HPH concession should not be renewed. “Just grant the HPH concession to local communities through [local] government,” he told Riau Pos daily as quoted by saying early this month.

/ EoF Press Release

Stop selling largest remaining natural forest block in Riau and Jambi

Riau NGO coalition calls Government to stop selling largest remaining natural forest block in Sumatra ’s Riau and Jambi: 130,000 hectares of Sumatran tiger and elephant forests under siege

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