Russia's forests examined

01 October 2009 | Audio

Andrey Laletin, of the Global Forest Coalition in Russia, gives the latest lowdown on the forest situation in Russia and explains that the main problem they face is forest degradation. He says a positive result of the global financial and economic crisis is that logging companies don't have the funds to build new infrastructure into remote forests, such as roads, rendering swathes of forest in Siberia, for example, inaccessible.