Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Monkey-in-Trees-in-Congo-27MZIFLJT30M.htmlConceptually similarTree in CongoGP0Z8XCompleted★★★★★★Tree in CongoGP0Z8YCompleted★★★★Swamp Area in CongoGP0OV1Completed★★★★Swamp Area in CongoGP0YQICompleted★★★★Mangabey in CongoGP08IUCompleted★★★★Market in CongoGP0DVHCompleted★★★★Young Women in VillageGP0XQPCompleted★★★★Child Drinking in CongoGP0XQRCompleted★★★★Swamps Around Lake TumbaGP0CBGCompleted★★★★View AllGP0114PMonkey in Trees in CongoA monkey jumps between trees. 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.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-ÉquateurDate:23 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:4992px X 3320pxKeywords:Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Leaves-Low angle view-Monkeys-Outdoors-TreesShoot: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.