The Congo basin is home to the world deepest river at 720ft and the world's second largest rainforest that covers not just the two countries of the Republic of Congo and the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo but also parts of Central African
Republic, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
Today the rainforest, upon which literally hundreds of millions rely for their very survival, is under threat not least from loggers who are engaged by large, often international companies,
and who receive small gifts in exchange for hundred of thousand of dollars worth of wood
they harvest. These local loggers have little idea of the wealth they are generating for others
in exchange for a pittance nor the impact of their actions on their own communities.