Cameroon: Campaigners oppose industrial palm oil plantations

by IRIN News

Clearing a rainforest in Cameroon for palm oil plantation. Opponents say the costs outweigh benefits.  Photo: Courtesy David Hoyle/WWF

Campaigners opposed to a large palm oil plantation in a rainforest covering part of the Korup National Park in southwestern Cameroon say up to 45,000 people risk losing their livelihoods if the project proceeds.