Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Swamp-Area-in-Congo-27MZIFE4ZU6.htmlConceptually similarSwamp Area in CongoGP0OV1Completed★★★★Swamps Around Lake TumbaGP0CBGCompleted★★★★Swamps Around Lake TumbaGP0FWACompleted★★★★Swamps Around Lake TumbaGP0RUXCompleted★★★★Catching Fish in Lake TumbaGP012LECompleted★★★★★★Catching Fish in Lake TumbaGP0KGMCompleted★★★★Lake TumbaGP0MEZCompleted★★★★Man Building Dam in CongoGP01EM5Completed★★★★Water Lily in Lake TumbaGP0DBNCompleted★★★★View AllGP0YQISwamp Area in CongoThe swamps around Lake Tumba (Lac Tumba) are used by local people to catch fish with dams and traps. The Lake Tumba area was identified by the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) as a priority region for conservation. 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. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-Équateur-NkweteDate:22 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:3320px X 4992pxKeywords:Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Nature-Outdoors-Swamps-Trees-Tropical rainforestsShoot: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.