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Story Publication logo April 7, 2021

Camvert's Threat to the Congo Basin Forest (French)

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A forest with eucalyptus trees in Cameroon.
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Le projet « Camvert » n’a pas fini de défrayer la chronique. Le projet d’aménagement de la plus...

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The story description below was translated from French. The original radio broadcast in French in available above via YouTube. Our website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.


In the coastal town of Campo in southern Cameroon, the Camvert project is still in the news. The project to develop the largest palm grove in Central Africa, covering 50,000 hectares of forest, or the equivalent of three times the city of Yaoundé, is the target of strong denunciations from environmental NGOs and some local populations.