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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Major Victory for Ivory Coast's Rainforests as Oil Palm Successfully Resisted

Major Victory for Ivory Coast's Rainforests as Oil Palm Successfully Resisted

Date : 25th April 2009, Source : Forests.org



Côte d'Ivoire's (Ivory Coast) main palm oil company, Palmci, on Friday announced it was abandoning a major plantation scheme in the south of the country after opposition by environmentalists to destruction of 12,000 hectares (29,700 acres) of primary rainforests. Tanoé Swamps Forest is one of the last remaining old growth forests in the country and the last refuge for three highly endangered primates -- the Miss Waldron's Red Colobus, the Geoffroy's colobus and the Diana roloway -- as well as home to many endangered plant species.

http://www.rainforestportal.org/issues/2009/04/release_major_victory_for_ivor.asp





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