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Ikea accused of illegal timber Some of Ikea’s best-selling chairs may have been made from illegally sourced beech trees from Ukraine’s Carpathian forests, home to the last remaining European lynx, brown bear and wolves, according to an investigation from environmental NGO Earthsight. “Ikea is the biggest consumer of timber in the world, and it’s using illegal wood from Ukraine for some of its most popular products, products that people are buying on a daily basis,” Sam Lawson, director