Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Smoking-Cannabis-in-Congo-27MZIFLE02BY.htmlConceptually similarPortrait of Children in CongoGP0114OCompleted★★★★Young Women in VillageGP0XQPCompleted★★★★Woman Cooking in CongoGP05TDCompleted★★★★Group in Village in CongoGP0NF0Completed★★★★Scarification in CongoGP07YXCompleted★★★★Scarification in CongoGP0VBTCompleted★★★★Portrait of Child in CongoGP0QDFCompleted★★★★★★Women in Village in CongoGP0PCWCompleted★★★★Portrait of Child in CongoGP016FZCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP019LUSmoking Cannabis in CongoA young man smoking cannabis. 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:23 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:2906px X 4372pxKeywords:Day-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Native Africans-One person-Plants-Portraits-SmokeShoot: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.