Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Tree-Felling-in-Ituri-Forest--27MZIFLFX8AN.htmlConceptually similarLogging in Ituri ForestGP01GRGCompleted★★★★Logging in Ituri Forest GP01GRHCompleted★★★★Logging in Ituri ForestGP01GRICompleted★★★★Logging in Ituri ForestGP01GRQCompleted★★★★Tree Felling in Ituri Forest GP01GROCompleted★★★★★★Logger in Ituri ForestGP01GRLCompleted★★★★Assaméla Tree Marked for Logging in CongoGP014I2Completed★★★★Timber on River Bank in CongoGP0FV7Completed★★★★Timber on River Bank in CongoGP0PU0Completed★★★★View AllGP01GRPTree Felling in Ituri Forest The felling of a very old tree. Before the tree is cut down the loggers are not even sure if it is good to use. Deforestation in the Ituri forest is increasing through illegal logging operations in the area.Locations:Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-Ituri ForestDate:13 Mar, 2008Credit:© Jan-Joseph Stok / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxKeywords:Chainsaws-Day-Deforestation-Destruction-Forests (campaign title)-Forests (topography)-Illegal logging-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Loggers-Men-Native Africans-One person-Timber industry-Trees-Tropical rainforestsShoot:Illegal Logging Operations in the DRCDeforestation in the Ituri forest is increasing through illegal logging operations in the area. A new World Bank road starting from Bunia to the rest of the region provides an easy route out for illegal wood exports along this road and an adjoining river. Recently a bridge collapsed along this route because of the weight of overloaded trucks carrying the goods.The destruction of natural habitat means that indigenous people find it harder to hunt food so they have no choice but to work for the wood industry to survive. Local indigenous people are exploited by the commercial wood industry and by working as loggers they are helping to destroy their own territory. The industry has set up special deforestation camps for young people to stay in the forest and work. The camps mean that the workers are in a position to work longer hours and they can therefore fell many more trees during the work day.