Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Portrait-of-Children-in-Congo-27MZIFLJTZAF.htmlConceptually similarPortrait of Child in CongoGP016FZCompleted★★★★★★Portrait of Child in CongoGP01GKHCompleted★★★★Portrait of Child in CongoGP0QDFCompleted★★★★★★Portrait of Child in CongoGP01BLHCompleted★★★★Portrait of Child in CongoGP0MF1Completed★★★★Scarification in CongoGP0VBTCompleted★★★★Scarification in CongoGP07YXCompleted★★★★Woman Prepares FoodGP01D2ZCompleted★★★★Woman Cooking in CongoGP05TDCompleted★★★★View AllGP0114OPortrait of Children in CongoPortrait of children 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-Équateur-MabaliDate:24 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:4992px X 3320pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Children-Day-Eye contact-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Native Africans-Outdoors-Portraits-Three peopleShoot: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.