Romanian activists risk their lives to protect old growth forests from furniture giant Ikea
On this edition of Your Call, reporter Alexander Sammon will discuss his New Republic piece, Ikea’s Race for the Last of Europe’s Old-Growth Forest. Romania is home to one of the largest and most important old-growth forests left in the world.
Sammon reports that in 2015, the furniture giant Ikea bought 83,000 acres of forest in Romania. Within months, Ikea became, and remains, Romania’s largest private landowner. Activists are risking their lives to save the forest.
The New Republic: Ikea’s Race for the Last of Europe’s Old-Growth Forest
The American Prospect: A Look Inside Interior