Permalink: https://photo.greenpeace.org/archive/Children-at-School-in-Congo-27MZIFLSM7QM.htmlConceptually similarWoman in ByangalaGP01F3ICompleted★★★★Woman and Baby in ByangalaGP0FDOCompleted★★★★Woman at Abandoned Log Camp in CongoGP03DTCompleted★★★★Village of ByangalaGP0XQMCompleted★★★★Students at School in CongoGP0JZ5Completed★★★★Student in School in CongoGP0Y8ZCompleted★★★★Man with Baby in CongoGP0STMCompleted★★★★Man with Baby in CongoGP0UAVCompleted★★★★Man with Baby in CongoGP07GACompleted★★★★View AllGP01BLIChildren at School in CongoChildren at school in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 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:Children-Day-Education-Forests (campaign title)-Huts-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Medium group of people-Native Africans-Outdoors-Portraits-SchoolsShoot: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.