In 2013, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) bowed to pressure from Greenpeace, other NGOs, and its customers, promising to turn off its bulldozers and end its addiction to deforestation. Yet since then, almost 8,000 hectares of forest and peatland has been cleared in two concessions linked to APP and its parent company the Sinar Mas Group.
Here’s what we found: almost8,000 hectares of forest and peatland has been clearedin two concessions linked to APP and its parent company the Sinar Mas Group since 2013. We put these allegations to APP and Sinar Mas, but the group failed to provide a credible response or to take meaningful action.
SCIENTIFIC NAME:Eulidia yarrellii POPULATION: 350-500 individuals IUCN STATUS: Endangered TREND: Decreasing HABITAT: Native scrub in Chilean desert river valleys.
The beautiful Chilean Woodstar is a tiny hummingbird, only the size of a large moth. At around 3 inches long, it’s the smallest bird in Chile. The species has a very small distribution, too, and is as endangered as its close relative, theEsmeraldas Woodstarof Ecuador.
Habitat lossis the key factor behind the species’ decline from at least 1,500 birds in 2003 to roughly 400 birds in 2012 — a loss of more than 80 percent.
The situation of the Wood Thrush is dire, but 91 other bird species are much worse off. These are the Alliance for Zero Extinctionbird species of the Americas —those found only in a single site and surviving on the edge.