Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Workers-at-Palm-Oil-Plantation-in-Congo-27MZIFPH3X7.htmlConceptually similarWorker at Palm Oil Plantation in CongoGP02RQCompleted★★★★Workers at Palm Oil PlantationGP0Y8YCompleted★★★★Worker at Palm Oil Plantation in CongoGP057DCompleted★★★★Worker at Palm Oil Plantation in CongoGP0HW1Completed★★★★Worker at Palm Oil PlantationGP015H4Completed★★★★Worker at Palm Oil Plantation in CongoGP0A5ICompleted★★★★Worker at Palm Oil Plantation in CongoGP01ALZCompleted★★★★Worker at Palm Oil Plantation in CongoGP0X94Completed★★★★★★Worker at Palm Oil Plantation in CongoGP0DVGCompleted★★★★View AllGP0QW6Workers at Palm Oil Plantation in CongoTwo men empty buckets of oil during the production process. The majority of villagers living in Lukoto work on the plantation making palm oil, a form of edible vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the oil palm tree. 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:Agriculture-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-Industry-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Manual workers-Men-Native Africans-Oil palm (plants)-Outdoors-Palm oil (product)-Plantations-Two peopleShoot: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.