Permalink: https://photo.greenpeace.org/archive/Woman-in-Nkwete-27MZIFHBCPE.htmlConceptually similarWoman Gathers FirewoodGP019LTCompleted★★★★Woman in NkweteGP01D31Completed★★★★Woman in NkweteGP01F3ECompleted★★★★Woman in NkweteGP01CKTCompleted★★★★Woman in NkweteGP0X95Completed★★★★Woman in NkweteGP0Y90Completed★★★★Woman in NkweteGP010NFCompleted★★★★Woman in NkweteGP0NF2Completed★★★★Villagers in NkweteGP016G2Completed★★★★View AllGP09M3Woman in NkwetePortrait of woman from a forest dependant community. Despite being rich in natural resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most impoverished countries in the world, with over 40 million people dependent on the country's forests. Logging is seen by the World Bank and other donors as a way to alleviate poverty and promote economic development.Locations:Africa-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-Équateur-NkweteDate:21 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:3320px X 4992pxKeywords:Day-Eye contact-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Native Africans-Outdoors-Portraits-Sunny-Villages-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.