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APP suppliers analysed with 53% of all 2015 fire hotspots in Sumatra

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16 October 2015
14 October 2015 -  According to Eyes  of the Forest, four SMG/APP suppliers in South Sumatra, PT. Bumi Andalas PermaiPT. Bumi Mekar HijauPT. Rimba Hutani Mas and PT. Sebangun Bumi Andalas Wood Industries, recently received “Preventative Measures Notices” from Singapore’s National Environmental Agency (NEA) for possible transgression of the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act. The companies are having serious fire issues this year.
 
EoF's analysis of NASA’s FIRMS MODIS fire hotspots reveals that SMG/APP is the corporate group with the highest number of hotspots this year: 39% of all high confidence hotspots in Sumatra and 53% of all high confidence hotspots on Sumatra’s peat.

The four SMG/APP companies who received NEA notices alone had 37% of all high confidence hotspots in Sumatra and 50% of all high confidence hotspots in Sumatra’s peat. EoF calls on SMG/APP and RGE/APRIL to start restoring peat ecosystems by implementing its respective 1 million and 0.5 million restoration commitments.

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NASA’s Terra-MODIS image on 4 October shows smoke from in and around SMG/APP suppliers’ concessions
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