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Sumatran Tiger Incident

During late July 2011 Greenpeace revealed images and footage on their website that showed a critically endangered Sumatran tiger. This tiger had become trapped by an animal snare at the edge of an APP concession, and had been there for at least seven days, without food or water. Attempts to tranquilise and rescue the tiger failed due to its poor condition of health. APP denied any responsibility.

WWF listed US toilet papers in Feb 2012 that may have a direct impact on the 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.

APP has created a 106 000 hectare sanctuary, Senepis Buluhala Tiger Sanctuary from four companies logging concessions. "The sanctuary is surrounded and protected by production forests, where workers are continually on guard for illegal logging and wild fires that threaten the endangered Sumatran Tigers’ habitat."

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