Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Furniture-Maker-in-Congo-27MZIFDSRCO.htmlConceptually similarFurniture Maker in CongoGP0415Completed★★★★Furniture Maker in CongoGP03DSCompleted★★★★Furniture Maker in CongoGP0B96Completed★★★★Furniture Maker in CongoGP0114MCompleted★★★★Hardwood Logging Workers in DRCGP0STQROKCompleted★★★★Worker at Palm Oil Plantation in CongoGP02RQCompleted★★★★Worker at Palm Oil Plantation in CongoGP0HW1Completed★★★★Illegally Logged Hardwood in DRCGP0STQRO8Completed★★★★Worker at Palm Oil Plantation in CongoGP01ALZCompleted★★★★View AllGP0XQNFurniture Maker in CongoMany villagers in Lokutu make furniture, made from timber cut in the surrounding forests, as a means of income. Expansion of commercial 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-LokutuDate:9 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph StokMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxKeywords:Craftspeople-Day-Factories-Forests (campaign title)-Indoors-Industry-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Manual workers-Men-Native Africans-Timber-Timber industry-Wood (materials)Shoot: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.