Graphics Library >> The Last Stand of the Gorilla - Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin

Collection: The Last Stand of the Gorilla - Environmental Crime ...

The Last Stand of the Gorilla - Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin
The Last Stand of the Gorilla - Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin
The fate of the great apes is closely tied to ours as they inhabit some of the last remaining tropical rainforests – ecosystems that not only assist in supplying water, food and medicine but also play a global role in carbon sequestration and thus combating climate change.
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/publications/rr/gorilla
Population growth in Sub-Saharan and Central Africa and Population density projection in Congo Basin
As populations are rapidly rising in the Greater Congo Basin, so is the pressure on great ape habitat, and even more, the numbers killed relative to the gorilla populations to supply bushmeat.
01 Feb 2010 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Protected areas and transboundary cooperation in Congo Basin countries
Trans-boundary collaboration in parks in the greater Congo Basin.
01 Feb 2009 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Logging in the Congo river basin forest
China is the largest consumer of logs from the DRC, buying near 38% of the roundwood produced in official statistics in 2008 (Ministère des Eaux, Forêts, Chasses et Pêches du DRC, 2009). However, the official numbers onl...
17 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Mining the conflict - Importing from Kivu war zone
Accessibility to minerals and illegal exploitation has been central in the conflict and in financing continued warfare in the DRC.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Mining the forest
Mining and deforestation.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Ebola - A Central Africa decennal course - 1994-2003
Ebola epidemic outbreaks across the Congo Basin are a significant threat to gorillas, and also impact the few remaining populations less exposed to poaching and habitat loss.
06 Mar 2010 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Walikale community gorilla reserve
The Walikale community gorilla reserve.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Mineral deposits in eastern Congo
Mineral deposits in eastern Congo are at the heart of conflict and the continued unhindered transport across borders and the funds from companies based in the EU and Asia are key to the continuation of environmental crim...
01 Mar 2010 - by Emmanuelle Bournay
Corporation
Multinational companies in the EU and in Asia, among other, operate through subsidiary companies in the DRC region and contribute directly or most often indirectly with funds for financing the illegal exploitation of res...
01 Mar 2010 - by Hugo Ahlenius
Wood exports from Congo Basin
Companies originating in the EU, and companies based in Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Hong Kong (China), India, Malaysia, Thailand, Rwanda, South Africa, Switzerland, The Netherlands, The Russian Federation, The Unite...
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Taxation system in eastern DR Congo conflict zone - Part of CNDP incomes from local resources
Militias and collaborating subsidiary companies or dealers are involved in everything from road “taxes” and “taxes” on local impoverished populations to massive scale exploitation of minerals, timber and charcoal.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Corruption
Even though the logging concessions fall out- side of the protected areas, it is not uncommon – due to lack of resources for enforcement – that companies log inside protected areas, where often more valuable timber is pr...
01 Mar 2010 - by Hugo Ahlenius
Charcoal illegal trade
As valuable timber becomes rare outside of parks, militias enter parks and illegally cut and produce charcoal inside parks – even the best protected park of the Virungas housing large shares of the Worlds remaining mount...
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccaro Pravettoni
Charcoal business in Virunga area
Charcoal business in the Virunga area.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Under siege - Gorrila territory affected by war, mining and logging
The pressure on protected areas by militias and refugees in Eastern DRC.
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
The bushmeat chain reaction
As many of the parks and surrounding forests have lost 50–80% of their wildlife species, typically antelopes, zebras and other ungulates, the poachers are increasingly targeting primates including gorillas, bonobos and c...
01 Mar 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni