Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Exporting-Wood-Ituri-Forest-27MZIFLFX6KG.htmlConceptually similarWood Exports Ituri ForestGP01GS2Completed★★★★Wood Exports Ituri ForestGP01GRYCompleted★★★★Wood Exports Ituri ForestGP01GRWCompleted★★★★Wood Exports Ituri ForestGP01GRZCompleted★★★★Collapsed Bridge Ituri ForestGP01GRVCompleted★★★★Collapsed Bridge Ituri ForestGP01GRUCompleted★★★★Collapsed Bridge Ituri ForestGP01GS3Completed★★★★Transportation of Illegal Timber in the DRCGP0STONFVCompleted★★★★Logs to be Exported in CongoGP0104VCompleted★★★★View AllGP01GRXExporting Wood Ituri ForestEveryday wood is exported down this river and boats are the main mode of transport for these goods. The bridge here has collapsed along the logging route because of the weight of overloaded trucks carrying the goods.Locations:Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-Ituri ForestDate:13 Mar, 2007Credit:© Jan-Joseph Stok / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxKeywords:Boats-Bridges-Deforestation-Destruction-Forests (campaign title)-Illegal logging-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Large group of people-Local population-Men-Native Africans-Rivers-Roads-Timber-Timber industry-Trees-Tropical rainforests-World BankShoot:Illegal Logging Operations in the DRCDeforestation in the Ituri forest is increasing through illegal logging operations in the area. A new World Bank road starting from Bunia to the rest of the region provides an easy route out for illegal wood exports along this road and an adjoining river. Recently a bridge collapsed along this route because of the weight of overloaded trucks carrying the goods.The destruction of natural habitat means that indigenous people find it harder to hunt food so they have no choice but to work for the wood industry to survive. Local indigenous people are exploited by the commercial wood industry and by working as loggers they are helping to destroy their own territory. The industry has set up special deforestation camps for young people to stay in the forest and work. The camps mean that the workers are in a position to work longer hours and they can therefore fell many more trees during the work day.