Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Woman-Cleaning-Vegetables-27MZIFLPKYFX.htmlConceptually similarWoman Cleaning VegetablesGP0XQLCompleted★★★★Woman Cleaning VegetablesGP01E30Completed★★★★Woman Gathering VegetablesGP0NW6Completed★★★★Woman in ByangalaGP01F3ICompleted★★★★Cultivating the Ground in CongoGP0A5HCompleted★★★★Cultivating the Ground in CongoGP0414Completed★★★★Congolese Woman BathingGP015ZFCompleted★★★★Woman Carrying Wood in CongoGP07YSCompleted★★★★Children at School in CongoGP01BLICompleted★★★★View AllGP0131RWoman Cleaning VegetablesA woman cleans vegetables she has cultivated. People in the village survive almost entirely on the products they find and grow. 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-Byangala-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the CongoDate:19 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph StokMaximum size:2912px X 4368pxKeywords:Cleaning-Day-Eye contact-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Native Africans-One person-Outdoors-Portraits-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.