Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Natural-Rubber-Balls-in-Cameroon-27MZIFJJ4N0UP.htmlConceptually similarRubber Tapper at Safacam Concession in CameroonGP0STPVQXCompleted★★★★Road in Safacam Rubber Plantation in CameroonGP0STPVQZCompleted★★★★Safacam Rubber Plantation Entrance in CameroonGP0STPVR0Completed★★★★Rubber Tree in Safacam Concession in CameroonGP0STPVQUCompleted★★★★★★Rubber Tree in Safacam Concession in CameroonGP0STPVQWCompleted★★★★Local Activist Guillaume Nyobe in CameroonGP0STPVQYCompleted★★★★Forest Clearing in CameroonGP0STS9O7Completed★★★★Forest Documentation in CameroonGP017TOCompleted★★★★Forest Documentation in CameroonGP024JCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPVQTNatural Rubber Balls in CameroonNatural rubber balls waiting to be collected in the Safacam S.A (Societe Agricole Forestiere Du Cameroon) rubber concession near Dizangué, Cameroon. Natural rubber demand is expected to rise in the coming decades and more than 4 million ha of new plantations may be necessary to face the demand by 2024.Locations:Africa-Cameroon-DizanguéDate:17 Mar, 2016Credit:© Micha Patault / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5472px X 3648pxKeywords:Day-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Plantations-Rubber-Rubber trees-Trees-Tropical rainforests-Zero Deforestation (campaign title)Shoot:Socfin's Investiments Threaten Cameroon's ForestsIn March 2016 Greenpeace lead an investigation on Socfin's plantations in Cameroon and published a report titled “Africa’s forests under threat: Socfin’s plantations in Cameroon and Liberia”. The Société Financière des Caoutchoucs (Socfin), one of the leading oil palm and rubber tree plantation operators in Africa, plans to extend its plantations in a dozen countries, mostly African nations, threatening forests that are essential for the preservation of climate balances, biodiversity and the living conditions of local populations. Greenpeace conducted map-based analyses and in-depth field surveys on Socfin's concessions in Cameroon. The case study reveals that Socfin’s business and its refusal to adopt a zero deforestation policy represent a major threat for Cameroon's forests in which the company operates. Greenpeace urges Socfin to adopt immediately and implement a zero deforestation policy, applicable to all its businesses and subsidiaries.