Moves should be made to protect Russia’s remaining wilderness according to an environmentalist report – The Last Intact Forest Landscapes of Northern European Russia.

A five-year study using images from Russian and American satellites and field trips to the area have found that only 14% of the northern forests remain untouched.

The report by the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch and Greenpeace Russia says much of the virgin forest is in danger from logging. And it warns lack of protection from government organisations is making matters worse.

Some companies, including IKEA and the Svetogorsk Paper Factory, have already agreed to support a Greenpeace campaign urging the boycott of timber from the forests.