Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Fishermen-in-Congo-27MZIFLZTT_T.htmlConceptually similarFishermen in CongoGP019LVCompleted★★★★Preparing to FishGP01GKGCompleted★★★★Fisherman in CongoGP0GVXCompleted★★★★Fishermen in Early Morning in CongoGP0LFUCompleted★★★★★★Local Man on Lake TumbaGP0417Completed★★★★Local Man on Lake TumbaGP0QDECompleted★★★★Local Man on Lake TumbaGP0OV0Completed★★★★★★Catching Fish in Lake TumbaGP0KGMCompleted★★★★Fishermen in CongoGP0KGLCompleted★★★★View AllGP0150CFishermen in CongoFishermen sell fish to boats that pass by their village. People in the village survive almost entirely on the products they find and grow. The World Bank and other donors view logging as a way to alleviate poverty and promote economic development. 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. 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-LisalaDate:11 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph StokMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxKeywords:Day-Fishers-Forests (campaign title)-Kayaks-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Native Africans-Outdoors-Rivers-Sustainable fishing-Three 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.