Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Antelope-for-Dinner-in-Sitatunga-27MZIFX6GWQ.htmlConceptually similarAntelope for Dinner in SitatungaGP057GCompleted★★★★Antelope for Dinner in SitatungaGP0GW1Completed★★★★Remains of AntelopeGP0YQKCompleted★★★★People with BushmeatGP0FV8Completed★★★★Bushmeat Hunter with Monkey in CongoGP019LSCompleted★★★★Bushmeat Hunter with Monkey in CongoGP010NDCompleted★★★★Bushmeat Hunter with Monkey in CongoGP0Z8WCompleted★★★★Bushmeat Hunter with Monkey in CongoGP01BLGCompleted★★★★Woman Prepares Meal in CongoGP01BLFCompleted★★★★View AllGP0RDAAntelope for Dinner in SitatungaA Sitatunga, or Swamp Antelope, is prepared for dinner by men in a forest dependant community. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. Expansion of logging into remaining areas of intact forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will destroy globally critical carbon reserves and impact biodiversity. Beyond environmental impacts, logging in the region exacerbates poverty and leads to social conflicts.Locations:Africa-Bikoro-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-ÉquateurDate:20 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:4992px X 3320pxKeywords:Animals-Antelope-Bushmeat-Death-Evening-Food-Forests (campaign title)-Hunting (activity)-Indigenous People-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Native Africans-Small group of peopleShoot:Democratic Republic Congo Forests Documentation 2006The second largest rainforest in the world sits in the Congo basin of Africa. About half of this forest, still largely intact, lies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and supports more species of birds and mammals than any other African region. The rainforests are also critical for its human inhabitants, who depend upon the rainforests to provide essential food, medicine, and other non-timber products, along with energy and building materials. The World Bank and other donors view logging as a way to alleviate poverty and promote economic development. In reality, expansion of logging into remaining areas of intact forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will destroy globally critical carbon reserves and impact biodiversity. Beyond environmental impacts, logging in the region exacerbates poverty and leads to social conflicts.