Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Ivory-for-Sale-in-Congo-27MZIFSE1P0.htmlConceptually similarBushmeat in Market in CongoGP016XYCompleted★★★★Forest Beauty in CongoGP0RD9Completed★★★★★★Bonobo Mother and Child in CongoGP0APXCompleted★★★★Young Bonobo in CongoGP011MGCompleted★★★★Young Bonobo in CongoGP0GVZCompleted★★★★Bonobo in CongoGP0APYCompleted★★★★Bonobo in CongoGP0BS7Completed★★★★★★Turtles in Market in CongoGP0STNCompleted★★★★Caiman on Market in CongoGP01DLACompleted★★★★View AllGP0JZ7Ivory for Sale in CongoA man holds a piece of ivory. Ivory sale is strictly illegal , it is however freely displayed on Kinshasa's main tourist market.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-KinshasaDate:15 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:4372px X 2906pxKeywords:Animal products-Day-Endangered species-Forests (campaign title)-Illegal-Ivory-KWCI (GPI)-MarketsShoot: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.