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Jakarta Post

Letters: Clarification from WWF

  /   Fri, August 7 2009   /  01:56 pm

I am writing in response to Alan Oxley's Aug. 3 article, which misrepresents WWF's position on forest and climate issues. Oxley is so opposed to conservation efforts that he can't see the forest for the trees. WWF is not "anti-development" or opposed to responsible forestry practices. We work with forest industry partners around the world to foster sustainable production and procurement practices. Currently, in Indonesia alone, 38 companies are members of WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN), which promotes sustainable production practices that provide economic and social benefits to businesses and people that depend on forests. As a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), WWF also recognizes the important contribution of the palm oil industry to Indonesia's foreign exchange earnings and employment opportunities. WWF is, however, opposed ...