Slice of Life: Losing A Livelihood Asia Pulp and Paper Is Destroying Forests—and Income Potential—for Families in Indonesia

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Pak Norani of the village Desun Gembira in Sumatra, Indonesia, is a boatmaker who says his livelihood has been destroyed by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Without permission or compensation for villagers, APP cleared forests his community relied on for timber to make boats. With the wood running out, Norani says his family is destined for poverty.