30 May '12, 6pm

IKEA logging old-growth forest for low-price furniture in Russia via @mongabay

IKEA logging old-growth forest for low-price furniture in Russia via @mongabay

Can loggers be conservationists? (05/10/2012) Last year researchers took the first ever publicly-released video of an African golden cat (Profelis aurata) in a Gabon rainforest. This beautiful, but elusive, feline was filmed sitting docilely for the camera and chasing a bat. The least-known of Africa's wild cat species, the African golden cat has been difficult to study because it makes its home deep in the Congo rainforest. However, researchers didn't capture the cat on video in an untrammeled, pristine forest, but in a well-managed logging concession by Precious Woods Inc., where scientist's cameras also photographed gorillas, elephants, leopards, and duikers. Controversial logging company sells operations in DR Congo (03/23/2012) Danzer, a Swiss-German forestry company that has been subject to much criticism by environmentalists for its logging practices in the Democrat...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0530-hance-ikea-fsc-logging...

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