Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Ounge-River-in-Cameroon-27MZIFJJ4MQVW.htmlConceptually similarSocapalm Palm Oil Concession in CameroonGP0STPVRUCompleted★★★★Socapalm Palm Oil Concession in CameroonGP0STPVRVCompleted★★★★Truck Loaded with Oil Palm Fruits in CameroonGP0STPVRDCompleted★★★★Truck Loaded with Oil Palm Fruits in CameroonGP0STPVRECompleted★★★★Truck Loaded with Oil Palm Fruits in CameroonGP0STPVRICompleted★★★★Chief Representative in CameroonGP0STPVROCompleted★★★★★★Workers in Socapalm Oil Palm Plantation in CameroonGP0STPVRCCompleted★★★★★★Socfin Refinery Sedimentation Tank in CameroonGP0STPVR4Completed★★★★Recent Palm Oil Expansion in CameroonGP0STPVRSCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPVRROungé River in CameroonThe Oungé river, running through forest a few meters away from Socapalm (Société Camerounaise de Palmeraies) recent oil palm extension in Apouh, Cameroon. Socfin’s subsidiaries (Société Financière des Caoutchoucs) in Cameroon run almost 60.000 ha of concessions. If not managed under a Zero-deforestation policy, oil-palm and rubber expansion are a threat to natural forest and local communities.Locations:Africa-Apouh-A-Ngog-CameroonDate:15 Mar, 2016Credit:© Micha Patault / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5472px X 3648pxKeywords:Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Nature-Outdoors-Rivers-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.