Russian Forests Plundered to Meet China’s Voracious Appetite for Wood
China's demand for timber threatens the existence of the largest relatively intact forest wilderness on the planet found in Russia. Indeed, as predicted decades ago, China's development to Western standards of crass materialism and wasteful resource use threatens all forests found throughout the world. Have no fear though – WWF is there to certify the plunder is done in an orderly fashion.
The Standard – Industry plunders forests – Top Stories
Increasing demand for wood by China's booming construction and furniture industries is endangering huge areas of Russia's Siberian forests, despite pledges by the respective governments to protect environmentally-sensitive areas…