Indonesian communities resist forest land grab by pulp and paper plantation

The Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) company, is expanding its eucalyptus plantations on the lands of indigenous communities
By
KSPPM, LifeMosaic

Indonesian communities resist forest land grab by pulp and paper plantation

The community of Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in North Sumatra faces the clearance of the forests that they depend on to extract resin by the Toba Pulp Lestari paper company, a subsidiary of the pulp and paper giant APRIL.

Sixteen community members are being held in prison. They and their communities are demanding respect for their rights to their forests, lands and livelihoods.

The communities of Pandumaan-Sipituhata with KSPPM and support from LifeMosaic, have made a film titled Don't Pulp Pandumaan-Sipituhuta: A David and Goliath Tale. Watch the film in English or in Bahasa Indonesia

 

Sixteen community members have been arrested and remain in prison
By
KSPPM, LifeMosaic