Demand Toba Pulp Lestari respect the land rights of Indigenous Batak communities
In Indonesia, and across the world, the fight for land rights and the fight for the forests and climate are one in the same.
Indigenous Batak communities rely on their forests for their fresh water, food and livelihoods. When Toba Pulp Lestari—Indonesia’s largest producer of pulp for fabric—clearcuts forests for industrial pulp plantations, it destroys not only a diverse forest, but also the ability of the community to provide for themselves and their families. When communities have legal rights to their lands, they have every incentive to protect it.
Sign this petition to demand demand that Toba Pulp Lestari respect the land rights of the Indigenous Batak people, and commit to working with the government to ensure that communities get legal rights to their land.