This company is owned by a local timber baron, member of the Indonesian Parliament
, Abdul Rasyid
The campaign gained momentum with pressure building from the international community, disillusioned by Indonesia's forestry sector.Our campaign message: "If you can't stop illegal logging in Tanjung Puting, then Indonesia's forests have no future."A newly elected Government was sworn in at the end of October 1999, and the EIA/Telapak campaign was presented to some members of the Parliament.
The international donors to Indonesia are represented in the Consultative Group on Indonesia
, bringing forestry issues to the fore.A seminar was organised by the Indonesian Co-ordinating Ministry of Finance and sponsored by the World Bank