Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Grasshopper-in-Congo-27MZIF7ERSI.htmlConceptually similarMan Catching Tortoise in CongoGP0ED8Completed★★★★Young Women in VillageGP0XQPCompleted★★★★Caiman on Market in CongoGP01DLACompleted★★★★Child Drinking in CongoGP0XQRCompleted★★★★Child Catching Rodent in CongoGP0PUUCompleted★★★★Child Catching Rodent in CongoGP017DNCompleted★★★★Child Hunting in CongoGP0QDGCompleted★★★★Mangabey in CongoGP08IUCompleted★★★★Starting Fire for CookingGP013JUCompleted★★★★View AllGP0EVUGrasshopper in CongoA large forest insect rests on a man's outstreched hand. 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.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-ÉquateurDate:22 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:4372px X 2906pxKeywords:Close ups-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Grasshoppers-Hands-Insects-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-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.