Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Portrait-of-Child-in-Congo-27MZIFJXZ5F.htmlConceptually similarPortrait of a Child in CongoGP03DUCompleted★★★★Child Hunting in CongoGP0QDGCompleted★★★★Child in Forest in CongoGP01CKSCompleted★★★★Child Catching Rodent in CongoGP017DNCompleted★★★★Child Catching Rodent in CongoGP0PUUCompleted★★★★Child Drinking in CongoGP0XQRCompleted★★★★Children in RainforestGP05TFCompleted★★★★Children in CongoGP0VBUCompleted★★★★Gathering in Forest in CongoGP0MXBCompleted★★★★View AllGP06D8Portrait of Child in CongoPortrait of a child from a forest dependant community. 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:2906px X 4372pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Children-Day-Eye contact-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Native Africans-One person-Outdoors-Portraits-Rainforests-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.