Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Woman-and-Baby-in-Byangala-27MZIFQLAU9.htmlConceptually similarChildren at School in CongoGP01BLICompleted★★★★Woman in ByangalaGP01F3ICompleted★★★★Man with Baby in CongoGP07GACompleted★★★★Man with Baby in CongoGP0STMCompleted★★★★Man with Baby in CongoGP0UAVCompleted★★★★Woman at Abandoned Log CampGP0UT1Completed★★★★Man with Baby in CongoGP0GE3Completed★★★★Woman Cleaning VegetablesGP0XQLCompleted★★★★Villagers at Abandoned Log CampGP07G9Completed★★★★View AllGP0FDOWoman and Baby in ByangalaPortrait of a woman and her baby living in a remoted village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 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:12 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph StokMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Babies (0-2)-Children-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Huts-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mothers-Native Africans-Outdoors-Portraits-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.