Forest Peoples Programme Supporting forest peoples’ rights

Indonesian communities resist forest land grab by pulp and paper plantation

5 March, 2013

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