Palm Plantation

Photo | 12 July, 2012

To the left a new oil palm plantation near the road of Douala. Oil palm plantations in Cameroon cover a total of 60,000 ha, but in 2011, the government received applications for the opening of more than 1,000,000 ha of new plantations. As most of the land available at the moment is natural forest, oil palm expansion is becoming a major threat to Cameroon’s as well as the rest of Congo Basin's Rainforest.02/21/2012

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