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Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has denied allegations that it plans to carry out a large-scale logging operation in a natural forest area of Indonesia.
Five groups working in Bukit Tigapuluh National Park (BTNP), including the Sumatran Tiger Conservation and Protection Foundation and WWF Indonesia, said they had discovered a joint venture with APP and Sinar Mas Group (SMG).
WWF claimed the two companies had been given licence to clear a large area of natural forest, home to indigenous tribes and orangutans.
However, an APP spokesman said: 'We wish to make it clear that APP has stated that the allegations made are false.'
The paper manufacturer said it …