The clearing of critical forests in the Russian Far East, the last habitat of the endangered Siberian tiger, is an unacceptable price to pay for cheap hardwood flooring. Our allies at the Environmental Investigation Agency recently released an in-depth report, which showed exactly how this crucial ecosystem ended up in Lumber Liquidators’ supply chains, and ultimately in the homes of families here in the U.S.
This illegal timber trade, which comprises 30% of logging worldwide and is worth 1 billion dollars per year, threatens forests, forest-dependent peoples, the climate and biodiversity, not just in Russia or Indonesia, but globally. It is one of the critical reasons we need the Lacey Act, the U.S. law that prohibits the import and sale of illegal goods (including forest products).
Just three weeks ago, the company was targeted for importing illegal timber from Brazilian rainforests. Companies like Lumber Liquidators must dig into their supply chains not only to avoid illegally harvested timber and wood products but to go above and beyond the law and ensure that the forest products they sell are not linked to deforestation or human rights violations.
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You can read the full report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) here. Support the Lacey Act!