Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Chimpanzee-in-Congo-27MZIFLUMBLX.htmlConceptually similarBonobo in CongoGP0EUQCompleted★★★★Young Chimpanzee in CongoGP016XUCompleted★★★★★★★Chimpanzee in Zoo in CongoGP0GVWCompleted★★★★Chimpanzee in Zoo in CongoGP0KZ5Completed★★★★Chimpanzee in Zoo in CongoGP0YQHCompleted★★★★Chimpanzee in Zoo in CongoGP010NCCompleted★★★★★★Chimpanzee in Zoo in CongoGP01EM4Completed★★★★Chimpanzee in Zoo in CongoGP01BLCCompleted★★★★Bonobo at Lake Tumba in DRCGP0STQJCXCompleted★★★★View AllGP01EM2Chimpanzee in CongoA young male chimp near Lubero in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This male strayed out of the forest and kept close to humans. He became such a threat that he was eventually killed.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-LuberoDate:7 Dec, 2005Credit:© Kim Gjerstad / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3072px X 2048pxKeywords:Chimpanzees-Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Primates-Tropical rainforestsShoot:Democratic Republic Congo Forests Documentation 2004-2006The 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.