Greenpeace activist displays a banner at the European HQ of the World Bank in Paris.40 million people depend on the DRC's rainforest. Few benefit from logging. The World Bank admits that in the last three years, none of the forest area taxes paid by c...

Photo | 11 April, 2007

Greenpeace activist displays a banner at the European HQ of the World Bank in Paris.40 million people depend on the DRC's rainforest. Few benefit from logging. The World Bank admits that in the last three years, none of the forest area taxes paid by companies have reached forest communities. Published as the World Bank Report, it concludes that efforts by the Bank to control the logging industry are failing while the rainforest is being sold off under the illusion that logging alleviates poverty.

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