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IKEA and Swedwood Agree to Meet With Environmental Organizations

IKEA and Swedwood agree to meet with environmental organizations to discuss the loggings in Russian Karelia.

Since this spring, IKEA and Swedwood have been severely criticized fortheir logging in Russian Karelia by Protect the Forest and other environmental organizations, including the Karelian organization SPOK. Read more about the criticism here.

The campaign has grown and gained support around the world, and more than a hundred thousand people have signed to protest IKEA’s destruction of natural forest.

Now IKEA and Swedwood has accepted an invitation to meet with Protectthe Forest, Friends of the Earth Sweden, SPOK, and Greenpeace Russiato discuss the loggings in Karelia.

“The meeting will take place during the fall,” says Linda Ellegaard Nordström, board member of Protect the Forest. “We hope that IKEA and Swedwood will listen to the criticism from customers and environmental organizations, and stop logging valuable natural forest.”

Invitation to meeting 2012-11-16

Press contacts:

Linda Ellegaard Nordström, board member of Protect the Forest +0046 70-25 411 48

Elin Götmark, board member of Protect the Forest, +0046 70-67 87 423