Not much of the northern forest in the European portion of Russia is still standing and many of the trees that haven’t been felled are in jeopardy, according to a report released by Greenpeace Russia and Global Forest Watch. Russian researchers who spent five years mapping the forest for the report say that the largest stretches of intact forest aren’t protected from logging. In total, about 14 percent of the region’s wild forests is in undisturbed areas of at least 123,000 acres, the minimum size judged necessary for long-term survival. Global Forest Watch, a project of the World Resources Institute, is working with other partners to produce similar maps and reports for forests in Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Indonesia, Canada, and the U.S., as well as the rest of Russia.

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