World Rainforest Movement

Large-scale logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo

PeA_DRCA video from the NGO Global Witness, who visited many communities in DRC directly impacted by the logging industry, shows the reality of these concessions on the ground. Mostly, the same story repeated itself. Communities have had no positive effects since logging companies started operating, resources they depend upon have become scarce and rivers are drying up, while promises of developmental projects and employment have vanished. “We have no voice. We are like people who are already sold”, sates one person in the video. Besides, the communities resisting the logging operations have confronted conflicts and violence from security forces.

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