Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Specimens-at-Research-Center-in-Congo-27MZIFLCQH7J.htmlConceptually similarSpecimens at Research Center in CongoGP01F3DCompleted★★★★Tree in CongoGP0Z8XCompleted★★★★★★Tree in CongoGP0Z8YCompleted★★★★Young Women in VillageGP0XQPCompleted★★★★Group in Village in CongoGP0NF0Completed★★★★Smoking Cannabis in CongoGP019LUCompleted★★★★Woman Cooking in CongoGP05TDCompleted★★★★Portrait of Children in CongoGP0114OCompleted★★★★Mother in CongoGP0A5JCompleted★★★★View AllGP016XXSpecimens at Research Center in CongoA jar with a fish specimen is almost dry of formaldehyde. It is left in a former Belgian nature and wildlife research center in Mabali. This center is particularly run down, with thousands of bats infesting the biggest building, empty labs, no electricity, and a library virtually untouched since 1961.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-Équateur-MabaliDate:23 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:2906px X 4372pxKeywords:Day-Death-Fish-Forests (campaign title)-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-SamplesShoot: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.