ALERT! Protect Moscow’s Khimki Forest from Rampant Corruption
Moscow’s Khimki Forest [search] is 2,600 acres of public conservation land that is an urban refuge for people and wildlife, particularly important now Russia's record heatwave. Despite laws that prohibit road building and logging, Khimki forest is being bulldozed and cleared. Environmentalists working to protect this forest are defending the trees with their bodies while they and journalists are being attacked by thugs and arrested by police. Protesters have responded in kind by vandalizing the regional administrative buildings.