The Siberian tiger is such a magnificent and majestic creature, but it is going extinct due to deforestation in its natural habitat. In fact, there are only 400 left in the wild!
What can WE do about it?
As a consumer we have a choice in what products we purchase and Vermont Wood Studios is raising awareness for consumers to avoid purchasing wooden furniture products from outside the United States.
They say up to 90% of the furniture you see for sale in our country is made of illegally harvested wood that is clear cut from ecologically sensitive habitats like this tiger's habitat.
Luckily, there is no need to buy outside of the U.S. because in Vermont our forests are growing at a rate that is faster than the harvest rate, increasing the forests sustainability!
Vermont Wood Studios offers styles ranging from contemporary to hand-crafted, all made with American wood.
They even offer free delivery, plant 5 trees for EVERY sale, and together with Save Tigers Now (a global campaign started by Leonardo DiCaprio) are working to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger.
We know where we're going furniture shopping!
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