Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Remains-of-Antelope-27MZIFE437Z.htmlConceptually similarAntelope for Dinner in SitatungaGP0RDACompleted★★★★Antelope for Dinner in SitatungaGP057GCompleted★★★★Antelope for Dinner in SitatungaGP0GW1Completed★★★★Woman Prepares Meal in CongoGP01BLFCompleted★★★★Woman Prepares Meal in CongoGP0SCJCompleted★★★★Family Cooking in CongoGP017TKCompleted★★★★People with BushmeatGP0FV8Completed★★★★Gathering in Forest in CongoGP0MXBCompleted★★★★Woman Cooking in CongoGP05TDCompleted★★★★View AllGP0YQKRemains of AntelopeA Sitatunga, or Swamp Antelope, is prepared for dinner in 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-Bikoro-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-ÉquateurDate:20 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:4992px X 3320pxKeywords:Animals-Antelope-Bushmeat-Death-Food-Forests (campaign title)-Hunting (activity)-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)Shoot: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.