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locate and deforastation
Locate and deforastation

As we can see all of the deforestation happens in central Congo which is situated in central Africa. This map shows how the tree cover increases from one side to the other, this shows how trees are gradually getting cut down. I have also remarked that just a few areas are protected areas. A lot of logging happens in the less tree covered areas in the west of Congo.

why how is it being damaged
Why & how is it being damaged?
  •  Conflict
  • Deforestation (majority for logging)


  • Resources  financial value
  • Helicopter logging: selectively picking valuable trees with helicopters
  • “Out of control”, “international logging companies operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo are causing social chaos and wreaking environmental havoc” (Greenpeace)
  • Danzer logging company (2nd largest in DCR, 2 million+ hectares of forest titles):
  • “Violence associated with logging companies in DCR is more in the norm than the exception”  ‘social responsibility agreement’ signed with traditional chiefs in Jan 2005
  • Military intervention following village protests about their “unfulfilled promises to provide social basic infrastructure to the communities in exchange for to their forest exploitation”
  • Government’s capacity & ability to manage revenues is weak
  • Cutting down trees for resources
  • Conflict between loggers and people
  • Government interests, Government want to sell the resources in order 
  • to gain money to fund the war


In congodeforestationsoccursbecausefarmersneed to eat and poorcompaniesneed revenue.

By adressing the subject and help those people in difficulty, theywould stop deforesting the rainforest.

Stop Privatizing the land and makeit public

This willallow the government to have the power to choosewhat to do of the land, thereforeitcankeepitsrainforest