The second-largest tropical rain-forested area in the world after the Amazon, the Congo Basin Forest, is under increasing threat of deforestation and forest degradation. One of the key drivers is commercial logging. This vast area supports more than 75 million people who rely on these natural resources for their livelihoods. It also stores a massive amount of carbon, meaning it plays a key role in regulating the global climate and that effective conservation and responsible forest management is crucial.