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IKEA logging old growth forests

According to [a report released May 16 by the Global Forest Coalition], the Swedish nongovernmental organization Protect the Forest and the Russian environmental organization SPOK conducted a field inspection in the Russian Karelia, an area along the border with Finland, and found IKEA’s wholly owned subsidiary Swedwood was clear-cutting virgin trees 200 to 600 years old and in areas of “high conservation value.”  

The Global Forest Coalition, an alliance of NGOs with members in more than 40 countries, is also supporting a petition drive by Protect the Forest aiming to persuade IKEA to reform the company’s logging practices.

— from “The True Cost of IKEA: Logging Old Growth Forests" by Dean Kuipers in the Los Angeles Times (June 2, 2012)

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