Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Wood-Alongside-River-in-Congo-27MZIF07PAN.htmlConceptually similarWood Alongside River in CongoGP01BLDCompleted★★★★Wood in Storage FacilityGP01E34Completed★★★★Logging of Afrormosia in CongoGP016XVCompleted★★★★Logging of Afrormosia in CongoGP0BS6Completed★★★★★★Logging of Afrormosia in CongoGP0DBLCompleted★★★★Logging of Afrormosia in CongoGP0XQICompleted★★★★Logging of Afrormosia in CongoGP015H3Completed★★★★★★Logging of Afrormosia in CongoGP0248Completed★★★★Furniture Maker in CongoGP0415Completed★★★★View AllGP0OD5Wood Alongside River in CongoWood is piled alongside the river near the village of Yangabi. The wood was gathered by local people and will be transported afterwards to big cities for sale. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. Expansion of commercial logging into remaining areas of intact forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will destroy globally critical carbon reserves and impact biodiversity.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-YangabiDate:7 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph StokMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxKeywords:Day-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Rivers-Timber-Timber industryShoot: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.