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Environment groups warn of forest destruction by Indonesia pulp firms

JAKARTA, Feb 11 (AFP) - Large areas of natural forest in Indonesia will be destroyed by 2007 due to logging by the country's two largest pulp producers, two environmental groups warned in a report released Monday. The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said a study showed two indebted Indonesian pulp producers - Sinar Mas Group and Raja Garuda Mas Group - planned to clear almost 500,000 hectares (1.23 million acres) of forest from Riau province by "Indonesia's largest pulp producers... rely heavily on unsustainable sources of fiber, much of which is obtained through the clear-cutting of natural forests," said CIFOR policy scientist Christopher Barr in the report.
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