Since 2018, the Congolese state has awarded logging concessions to certain Chinese companies. This exploitation has plunged communities into poverty.

This project highlights the exploitation of forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an exploitation that does not benefit the local community and Indigenous peoples. Despite denunciations from the civil society, the situation has not changed, because these Chinese companies benefit from the support of certain administrative and political authorities. These companies desecrate the sacred places of the communities, destroy their resources, and make the communities poorer than before.

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Rainforest Reporting Grants

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Rainforests

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Environment and Climate Change

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Indigenous Rights

Indigenous Rights