Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/River-in-Cameroon-27MDHU1YZ5.htmlConceptually similarKorup National Park in CameroonGP11G2Completed★★★★Korup National Park in CameroonGP0STQ65ICompleted★★★★Korup National Park in CameroonGP11G1Completed★★★★Mana River in CameroonGP11FICompleted★★★★Mana River in CameroonGP11FJCompleted★★★★★★Mana River in CameroonGP11FKCompleted★★★★★★Coastal Rainforest in CameroonGP04BXJCompleted★★★★★★Coastal Rainforest in CameroonGP04BXKCompleted★★★★The Village of Fabe in CameroonGP11GVCompleted★★★★View AllGP11EARiver in CameroonA river in an area that falls under the planned expansion of a palm oil plantation. This part of Cameroon has many rivers that flow through here before they enter Korup National Park and the region known as the Cross-River Basin, one of the biggest hydrologic systems in the entire Congo Basin. There is a high risk these 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. One river used as a drinking source by the villagers of Fabe has already been polluted by work on a palm tree nursery that is operated by Herakles Farms.Locations:Africa-CameroonDate:19 Feb, 2012Credit:© Jan-Joseph Stok / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3744px X 5616pxKeywords:Aerial view-Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-National parks-Nature-Outdoors-Reflections-River pollution-Rivers-Scenic-Trees-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.