Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Water-Lily-in-Lake-Tumba-27MZIF95HYP.htmlConceptually similarLake TumbaGP0MEZCompleted★★★★Swamp Area in CongoGP0YQICompleted★★★★Swamp Area in CongoGP0OV1Completed★★★★Swamps Around Lake TumbaGP0CBGCompleted★★★★Swamps Around Lake TumbaGP0FWACompleted★★★★Lake Tumba in CongoGP013JSCompleted★★★★Man Building Dam in CongoGP01EM5Completed★★★★Swamps Around Lake TumbaGP0RUXCompleted★★★★Catching Fish in Lake TumbaGP012LECompleted★★★★★★View AllGP0DBNWater Lily in Lake TumbaA white flower grows from water lily plants in Lake Tumba (Lac Tumba). The lake 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-Lake TumbaDate:24 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:4992px X 3188pxKeywords:Beauty-Clouds-Day-Flowers-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Lakes-Landscapes-Nature-Outdoors-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.