The seemingly insatiable appetite of the ubiquitous logging industry is now rapidly devouring one of the world’s greatest natural wonders; the Taiga Forest of Russia’s Far East. The area is home not only to the indigenous Udege hunters, but also to the magnificent Amur tiger and other protected species, all of which are threatened by the destructive impact of tree felling on the area’s unique ecosystem. Freed from the chains of Soviet control, the activities of the emergent private logging interests go largely unregulated. Tales of intimidation and corruption are widespread and environmental campaigners face a desperate uphill struggle in their attempts to expose malpractice. Tiger, Taiga explores the social and economic forces fueling the destruction of the Forests, the environmental costs of logging plus the system of corruption that drives the loggers further into the Taiga.
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