Some of Europe’s last expanses of old-growth are threatened Karelia is home to some of Europe’s most valuable intact forests and old-growth forest tracts. Now Karelia’s forests are at risk of facing the same destiny as the rest off the forests of Fennoscandia, where little natural old-growth forests remain. Industrial logging in north-west Russia is

IKEA is lying to the public and to its customers

“IKEA does not use wood from intact old-growth forests” we can read on a sign at IKEA’s stores. This is a blatant lie. The non-governmental environmental organization Protect the Forest Sweden has gone to Russian Karelia and documented how IKEA clear-cuts ancient old-growth forests which have been identified as intact by Russian conservation specialists. Here