Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Man-Catching-Tortoise-in-Congo-27MZIF7N20X.htmlConceptually similarChild Drinking in CongoGP0XQRCompleted★★★★Grasshopper in CongoGP0EVUCompleted★★★★Man Hunting in CongoGP0MF0Completed★★★★Gathering in Forest in CongoGP0MXBCompleted★★★★Child Catching Rodent in CongoGP017DNCompleted★★★★Child Catching Rodent in CongoGP0PUUCompleted★★★★Holding Cross in CongoGP0XQQCompleted★★★★Holding Cross in CongoGP0131UCompleted★★★★Child Hunting in CongoGP0QDGCompleted★★★★View AllGP0ED8Man Catching Tortoise in CongoA man crouches in the forest, holding a small tortoise he has just caught. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. 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:24 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:4763px X 3178pxKeywords:Animals-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Hunters-Hunting (activity)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Native Africans-One person-Outdoors-Rainforests-Tropical rainforests-TurtlesShoot: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.