APRIL introduce Fire Free Village Program – Riau’s first collaborative fire prevention initiative

APRIL Fire Free Village program launch

In effort to stop forest fire and haze being an annual problem during the dry season in Indonesia, APRIL initiates a multi-stakeholder fire prevention program, launched by Riau province interim governor in Pangkalan Kerinci on 28 July 2015.

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Celebrating SG50 through Community Partnership with Singapore’s National Parks Board

Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park - Butterfly Habitat

APRIL Group marked the announcement of its partnership with Singapore’s National Parks Board (NParks) with a community shrub-planting event at Singapore’s Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park this week, enhancing the Butterfly Habitat as part of APRIL Group’s contribution to Singapore’s Jubilee. Read more ›

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THIRD PARTY ANALYSIS OF 15 MAY MORATORIUM COMPLIANCE

APRIL staff at forest plantation

Hatfield was appointed by APRIL Group to monitor APRIL’s supplier PT Adindo Hutani Lestari (AHL) compliance of SFMP 2.0. Hatfield’s report found that of 20,579 hectares analysed, 151 hectares require further high-resolution analysis using RapidEye to determine if any felling took place after 15 May 2015. APRIL has asked its supplier AHL to halt any activities in the areas in question until the RapidEye analysis results are received and analysed. If any breach is confirmed, APRIL will direct its supplier AHL to rehabilitate the affected areas.
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APRIL GROUP DECLARES ‘FIRE DANGER PERIOD’ IN RIAU CONCESSION AREAS

Forest Fire Monitoring Room

The “Fire Danger Period” declaration today serves as an alert to APRIL staffs as well as local communities in Riau to stay vigilant on the possibility of fires occurring in surrounding areas, due to hot and dry weather forecasted in the region. Read more ›

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APRIL GROUP AWAITS FINAL MAPPING ANALYSIS TO CLARIFY NGO CONCERNS ON MORATORIUM DEADLINE

APRIL Group - Sustainable Forest Plantation

APRIL Group is in ongoing discussion to resolve enquiries regarding the halting of harvesting before 15 May 2015. The May date was stipulated as the cut-off in APRIL Group’s recently published SFMP 2.0, which included a moratorium as part of its commitment to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain.

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APRIL Appoints Independent Third Party to Monitor and Analyze Land Change

Sustainable Forest Plantation

As part of our commitment to transparency, APRIL appoints PT Hatfield Indonesia to monitor and analyze land changes within mixed hard wood post harvest areas on Pulau Padang and Malinau. Read more ›

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APRIL provides updates on forest fires in its concessions including map coordinates, the causes of fires and the status of firefighting efforts.

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