Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/PAMOL-Plantation-in-Cameroon-27MDHUSPL4.htmlConceptually similarKorup National Park in CameroonGP11G1Completed★★★★Mana River in CameroonGP11FICompleted★★★★Mana River in CameroonGP11FJCompleted★★★★★★Mana River in CameroonGP11FKCompleted★★★★★★PAMOL Palm Oil Farm in CameroonGP11H4Completed★★★★Palm Oil Farm in CameroonGP11FLCompleted★★★★A PAMOL Truck in CameroonGP11FZCompleted★★★★PAMOL Plantation in CameroonGP11FGCompleted★★★★★★PAMOL Plantation in CameroonGP11FHCompleted★★★★View AllGP11FMPAMOL Plantation in CameroonThis plantation is owned by the state-controlled company PAMOL and sits right at the border of Cameroon’s iconic Korup National Park, which lies a little way up the road. The deep tracks are made by trucks as they carry oil to the Mana River for transportation. This access route has led to smallholders establishing palm oil farms inside the park itself. Walking along the road, there is no evident difference between the PAMOL plantation and the small scale ones.Locations:Africa-Cameroon-Mana RiverDate:20 Feb, 2012Credit:© Jan-Joseph Stok / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Day-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-National parks-Oil palm (plants)-Outdoors-Palm oil (product)-PAMOL Plantations Limited-Plantations-Roads-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.