Forests & Finance: From logging in Cameroon to cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire

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By Logging near Cameroon national park raises red flags over permitsYAOUNDE — Agroindustrial company Cameroun Vert S.A., or Camvert, is again clearing forest near Campo Ma’an National Park, raising questions over the allocation of its timber permits. At an Oct. 26 press conference, conservation groups Greenpeace Africa, Green Development Advocates (GDA), and Support Service for Grassroots Development Initiatives (SAILD) said Camvert bulldozers have been clearing stretches of forest for new plantations in this ecologically sensitive area of southwestern Cameroon. Camvert previously…

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