Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Children-Fishing-in-Congo-27MZIFHBZXV.htmlConceptually similarPeople with Fish in CongoGP01246Completed★★★★Child Drinking in CongoGP0XQRCompleted★★★★Fisherman in CongoGP0114QCompleted★★★★Local Man on Lake TumbaGP0OV0Completed★★★★★★Local Man on Lake TumbaGP0QDECompleted★★★★Catching Fish in Lake TumbaGP0KGMCompleted★★★★Fishing Rods in CongoGP0JHICompleted★★★★Fishing on Lac TumbaGP06WWCompleted★★★★Children Swimming in CongoGP0104XCompleted★★★★View AllGP09M2Children Fishing in CongoChildren fish in the Ilungu swampforest. 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. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-Équateur-IlunguDate:20 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:4992px X 3320pxKeywords:Children-Day-Fishers-Fishing (activity)-Fishing poles-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Native Africans-Outdoors-Pole and line fishing-Rainforests-Three people-Tropical rainforestsShoot: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.