Permalink: https://www.media.greenpeace.org/archive/Logging-in-Ituri-Forest--27MZIFLFXRZT.htmlConceptually similarTree Felling in Ituri Forest GP01GROCompleted★★★★★★Tree Felling in Ituri Forest GP01GRPCompleted★★★★Logging in Ituri ForestGP01GRRCompleted★★★★Logging in Ituri ForestGP01GRSCompleted★★★★Assaméla Tree Marked for Logging in CongoGP014I2Completed★★★★Timber on River Bank in CongoGP0PU0Completed★★★★Timber on River Bank in CongoGP0FV7Completed★★★★Logging in Ituri ForestGP01GRGCompleted★★★★Logging in Ituri Forest GP01GRHCompleted★★★★View AllGP01GRKLogging in Ituri Forest In less than 10 minutes a tree several hundred years old will be cut down. Locations:Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-Ituri ForestDate:13 Mar, 2008Credit:© Jan-Joseph Stok / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxKeywords:Chainsaws-Day-Deforestation-Destruction-Forests (campaign title)-Forests (topography)-Illegal logging-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Loggers-Men-Native Africans-Timber industry-Trees-Tropical rainforests-Two peopleShoot:Illegal Logging Operations in the DRCDeforestation in the Ituri forest is increasing through illegal logging operations in the area. A new World Bank road starting from Bunia to the rest of the region provides an easy route out for illegal wood exports along this road and an adjoining river. Recently a bridge collapsed along this route because of the weight of overloaded trucks carrying the goods.The destruction of natural habitat means that indigenous people find it harder to hunt food so they have no choice but to work for the wood industry to survive. Local indigenous people are exploited by the commercial wood industry and by working as loggers they are helping to destroy their own territory. The industry has set up special deforestation camps for young people to stay in the forest and work. The camps mean that the workers are in a position to work longer hours and they can therefore fell many more trees during the work day.