Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Korup-National-Park-in-Cameroon-27MDHU5LTK.htmlConceptually similarMana River in CameroonGP11FICompleted★★★★Mana River in CameroonGP11FJCompleted★★★★★★Mana River in CameroonGP11FKCompleted★★★★★★River in CameroonGP11EACompleted★★★★Korup National Park in CameroonGP11G1Completed★★★★PAMOL Plantation in CameroonGP11FMCompleted★★★★Mushrooms on Tree in CameroonGP11FACompleted★★★★Coastal Rainforest in CameroonGP04BXJCompleted★★★★★★Coastal Rainforest in CameroonGP04BXKCompleted★★★★View AllGP11G2Korup National Park in CameroonThe Mana river forms a natural border at the end of Korup National Park and provides a convenient way to transport palm oil to the port of Douala. The river runs in a region known as the Cross-River Basin, one of the biggest hydrologic systems in the entire Congo Basin. There is a high risk this and other rivers would be polluted by any palm oil plantation expansion, contaminating not only the water but the fish and a valuable food source for local villagers.Locations:Africa-Cameroon-Mana RiverDate:13 Feb, 2012Credit:© Jan-Joseph Stok / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3744px X 5616pxKeywords:Beauty-Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-National parks-Nature-Outdoors-Rivers-Tropical rainforestsShoot:Small Scale Oil Palm Plantations in CameroonOil 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 currently is natural forest, oil palm expansion is becoming a major threat to Cameroon’s as well as the rest of Congo Basin's rainforest. The farmers in some villages in Cameroon don't believe in industrial scale palm oil production and have started to run small scale plantations with the objective of providing palm oil to local markets. More and more oil palm farmers avoid selling their oil palm fruits to PAMOL (the big state owned company in Mundemba) and prefer sell it to local artisanal mills.