Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Palm-Oil-Farm-in-Cameroon-27MDHUSW6R.htmlConceptually similarMana River in CameroonGP11FICompleted★★★★Mana River in CameroonGP11FJCompleted★★★★★★Mana River in CameroonGP11FKCompleted★★★★★★PAMOL Plantation in CameroonGP11FMCompleted★★★★Korup National Park in CameroonGP11G1Completed★★★★PAMOL Palm Oil Farm in CameroonGP11H4Completed★★★★Oil Palm Nursery in CameroonGP04PX3Completed★★★★Oil Palm Nursery in CameroonGP04PX4Completed★★★★Oil Palm Nursery in CameroonGP04PX5Completed★★★★View AllGP11FLPalm Oil Farm in CameroonThis artisanal palm oil farm lies within the boundaries of Korup National Park. Locals refer to this farm as “Elephant Bush” due to the fact that elephants could often return to their ancestral homes destroying palm trees during the first stages of plantation. Recent development has meant the elephants have now been pushed deeper into the reduced habitat of the national park. The Herakles project means that further encroachment into Korup National Park territory is highly likely.Locations:Africa-Cameroon-Mana RiverDate:20 Feb, 2012Credit:© Jan-Joseph Stok / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Day-Deforestation-Farms-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Oil palm (plants)-Outdoors-Palm oil (product)-Plantations-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.