Russia has 20% of the worlds forests.

Russia has more forests than any other country on the planet. In total Russia’s forests cover over one thousand million hectares, or 22% of the world’s forest cover, an area larger than the continental USA. (Greenpeace)

They are working hard to preserve their forests through various regulations,  yet illegal logging is a huge issue. It is estimated that Russia loses $1 billion every year due to illegal logging. Such bad practices put at high risk wildlife in Russia’s boreal forests – such as the capercaillie, white-backed woodpecker, siberian tiger and the Far Eastern leopard. (WWF Global)

From left to right Capercallie, White Back Woodpecker, Siberian tiger, Far End Leopard

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