Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Red-Butterfly-in-Congo-27MZIFLVFE06.htmlConceptually similarFishermen in CongoGP01E22Completed★★★★Butterfly in AfricaGP02LPVCompleted★★★★Butterfly in AfricaGP02LPTCompleted★★★★Okapi in CongoGP013JRCompleted★★★★★★River Lukenie in CongoGP0EVTCompleted★★★★River Lukenie in CongoGP0UAUCompleted★★★★★★★Water Lily in Lake TumbaGP0DBNCompleted★★★★Butterfly in AfricaGP02LPUCompleted★★★★★★Peatland Forest in DRCGP0STR4PCCompleted★★★★View AllGP01ALYRed Butterfly in CongoA red butterfly sits on a leaf in the Ituri Forest, a dense tropical rain forest in the northern part of the Congo River Basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-Ituri ForestDate:27 Jan, 2006Credit:© Kim Gjerstad / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3072px X 2048pxKeywords:Beauty-Butterflies-Close ups-Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Leaves-Nature-OutdoorsShoot:Democratic Republic Congo Forests Documentation 2004-2006The 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.