Palm Oil Expansion and Illegal Forest Conversion in Cameroon
Palm oil, originally from Africa, is the most widely used oil on the planet, and global demand is increasing. Unsustainable palm oil development poses increasing social, economic, and environmental threats in the Congo Basin region and specifically in Cameroon. Planned palm oil projects within the Congo Basin will cover an estimated 0.5 million hectares of forested land and will cost the country $5.3 million in lost revenue and assets annually.
This condensed, comprehensive report details the situation in Cameroon, citing on-the-ground observations and information.