Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Traveller-s-Boat-in-Congo-27MZIFVNHEZ.htmlConceptually similarTraveller's Boat in CongoGP01E31Completed★★★★Traveller's Boat in CongoGP01D2XCompleted★★★★Traveller's Boat in CongoGP0GVYCompleted★★★★Traveller's Boat in CongoGP01CKQCompleted★★★★Traveller's Boat in CongoGP0IY3Completed★★★★Traveller's Boat in CongoGP0QDBCompleted★★★★Traveller's Boat in CongoGP0LFWCompleted★★★★Elderly Woman Living on BoatGP0131QCompleted★★★★Market in CongoGP0DVHCompleted★★★★View AllGP0416Traveller's Boat in CongoMore than 300 people live on this boat, which travels along the river selling products along the way. Many are homeless and survive from the small trade they make between Kisangani to Kinshasa. The World Bank and other donors view logging as a way to alleviate poverty and promote economic development. 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. 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-MbandakaDate:16 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph StokMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxKeywords:Boats-Day-Forests (campaign title)-High angle view-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Native Africans-Outdoors-Rivers-Small group of peopleShoot: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.