Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Villagers-gather-Rice-in-Congo-27MZIFLYG0J.htmlConceptually similarFishermen in CongoGP019LVCompleted★★★★Woman with Her Child in CongoGP01426Completed★★★★Congolese WomenGP01B45Completed★★★★Women Washing Clothes in CongoGP0DBMCompleted★★★★Women Selling Fruit in CongoGP057ECompleted★★★★Market in CongoGP0DVHCompleted★★★★Women in Village in CongoGP0PCWCompleted★★★★Woman Carrying Wood in CongoGP07YSCompleted★★★★Women on Road in CongoGP0JHJCompleted★★★★View AllGP01HHVillagers gather Rice in CongoTwo villagers from Lokutu gather rice from a large bag. 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-LokutuDate:9 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph StokMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxKeywords:Day-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Native Africans-Outdoors-Rice-Two people-WomenShoot: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.