Congo deforestation

Congo deforestation

C006/4485 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.9MB

Downloadable file size: 3.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: PATRICK LANDMANN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Congo deforestation. Burnt trees in a logged area of a tropical rainforest in the Congo Basin. This area has been cleared by loggers of its mature hardwood trees. The resulting open space is being used afterwards by farmers, poachers and other local people, leading to further deforestation. Local villagers use the logging tracks to reach the deforested areas, and burn the undergrowth to clear land for crops. This practice is known as slash-and-burn agriculture. The logged trees are turned in wood products, mostly for European markets. Photographed at Yabogengo, Oriental Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 21st century, africa, african, after, agricultural, agriculture, ash, burning, clearing, congo basin, congolese, damage, damaged, deforestation, democratic republic of congo, destruction, developing, drc, emerging, environment, environmental, farming, forest, geographical, hardwood, human geography, industrial, industry, local, mature, nature, oriental province, people, person, rainforest, slash-and-burn agriculture, third world, tree, tropical, tropics, village, wood, yabogengo

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.