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Illegal Carve-up of Congo Rainforests

Feature story | 26 February, 2007 at 1:00

The second largest rainforest in the world, after the Amazon, sits in the Congo basin of Africa, with around half existing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Around 21 million hectares (over 51 million acres) of DRC's rainforest are now...

A bonobo swings on a tree in a bonobo sanctuary

Image | 3 February, 2007 at 1:00

A bonobo swings on a tree in a bonobo sanctuary. Bonobos were the last of the great apes to be discovered and live exclusively in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are considered to be man's closest relative and organise themselves in...

Children peer through panels of wood in a

Image | 29 January, 2007 at 2:00

Children peer through panels of wood in a Sodefor log park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A log park in the Democratic Republic of

Image | 29 January, 2007 at 1:00

A log park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 21 million hectares of rainforest are currently allocated to the logging industry, an area nearly seven times the size of Belgium. Most of DRC's timber is exported to Europe, with France and Belgium...

A child in a forest dependent community in

Image | 23 October, 2006 at 3:00

A child in a forest dependent community in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Children sit on logs in the Democratic Republic

Image | 22 October, 2006 at 3:00

Children sit on logs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More than 21 million hectares of the nation's rainforest are now allocated to the logging industry.

A woman from a forest dependant community

Image | 21 October, 2006 at 3:00

A woman from a forest dependant community gathers firewood. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. Despite being rich in natural resources, the Democratic...

Workers in the 'Coordination Provinciale

Image | 1 October, 2006 at 3:00

Workers in the 'Coordination Provinciale pour la protection de l'environnement', an office which handles environmental affairs in the region. Officials have none of the necessary equipment to oversee the logging industry.

Congo shows Europe how to protect forests, with laws.

Feature story | 3 November, 2005 at 1:00

For centuries fortune seekers have plundered the huge rainforest of the Congo basin in the heart of Africa, the second-largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon. Ivory, diamonds and gold have been taken and shipped to the centres of old...

Salonga National Park Aerial

Image | 23 September, 2005 at 3:00

Salonga National Park Aerial - Democratic Republic of the Congo. A river flows through the Salonga National Park, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Congo River basin. It is Africa's largest tropical rainforest reserve. With...

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