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Is Your Furniture Harming Tigers in Russian Forests?

Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, forests, habitat, nature, protection, wildlife )

- 1841 days ago -
The UK is contributing to an "epidemic" of illegal logging that's seriously endangering Russian forests and rare tigers. And it could be down to the furniture we buy.

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Past Member (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:11 am
This illustrates just how vigilant we must become in this day and age. Every action that we take impacts somebody, something, somewhere. I wish more information would be made available so that we can do better research.

Kit B (276)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:14 am

Once again we lean how important that FSC label can be, check things before making a purchase.

Sandi C (98)
Monday May 6, 2013, 8:31 am
my furniture is old so not sure, but hope not.

Teresa W (782)
Monday May 6, 2013, 8:54 am
sadly noted

Cyrille D (137)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:26 am
Noted. I agree with Kit. We need to be fully aware that the way we use our money builds the world we live in !

pam w (139)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:28 am

. (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 10:12 am
Check before you buy...

Ruth M (235)
Monday May 6, 2013, 11:11 am
Really disappointed that the UK is contributing to this - sadly noted

Past Member (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:38 pm
Noted; TY

Past Member (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:39 pm

Vera Taylor (46)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:40 pm
All my stuff is either over 10 years old or it's stuff my husband picks up out of the garbage and fix's up. How's about every one stop just playing the mouth and start actually living green. reuse old stuff, recycle stuff you find that is re-useable, help an animal that is starving on the streets or a person starving on the street!!! How's about putting your money where your mouth is and ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING!!! LIVE GREEN!!!!!

Ilona a (51)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:56 pm
noted , thank you

Birgit W (160)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:05 pm
It is all about money, like always. Very sad.

Katka Oelmann (279)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:05 pm
noted. TY Cher

Irene S (69)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:45 pm
Really sadly noted. Ikea seems to be one of the major user of russian wood.

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:47 pm
We must always be aware of how our actions impact the greater world.

Petra M (259)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:52 pm
signed & noted!

Donna G (42)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:34 pm
My furniture has all belonged to somebody else before I got it. I use Freecycle often.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:55 pm
They have to make it more public I dont think people willingly would ruin forests if they knew in UK The powers to be always keep these things quiet and we know what big companies are like they dont care

Ruth C (87)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:56 pm
OMG, what on this planet is safe from not falling in human hands!?

Elizabeth M (65)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:59 pm
Noted and Signed. I have had my furniture since the '80's and don't plan on buying anything new - if I get something else it will be antique or around since the 1940's.
Thank You Cher - it is good for people to know where the wood their furniture is made out of comes from!

Christeen A (368)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:49 pm
I certainly hope not.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Monday May 6, 2013, 6:44 pm
Noted, twittered and google shared. Thanks Cher.

Kayleigh Harter (9)
Monday May 6, 2013, 10:06 pm
My furniture is all secondhand (more than 15 years old), so I don't think so, but I will definitely be looking for the FSC label anytime I buy furniture in the future.

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 1:29 am
sadly noted

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 2:34 am
Noted and shared around.

The problem with these issues of sustainability, is that we've started a bit too late, so we're in constant catch-up mode, and given the rate of acceleration of growth in developing countries, with the increased demand that that brings, it's going to take a lot of effort to replace what's effectively been taken or lost.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 3:43 am

paul m (93)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 4:12 am


Veerle V (44)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 4:44 am
Noted and pledged ! Thanks Cher.

Sara P (57)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 10:25 am
I really hope not, anyway is all made here in Cher.

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 10:04 pm
Newton's law #3 of Motion:
Law III: To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction.

This applies here too. As trees are cut for furniture etc, Mother Nature pushes back with threatened or destroyed habitat, species at risk like the Siberian tiger. Don't use those trees and Mother Nature has no reason to push back!

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Chiara Di Napoli (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 2:05 am

Abhibhusan Majumder (1)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:43 am
same condition face tiger&elephant in India

Dijana D (2)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:30 pm

Carol H (229)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 11:31 am
noted, thanks Cher

Klaus Peters (14)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 12:23 am
Recycle, reuse or give to charity, it will save trees.
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