As European demand for its cocoa surges, illegal deforestation threatens to destroy “critical forest corridor” in Nigeria

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Cross River State, home to some of Nigeria’s last remaining tropical rainforest and critically endangered gorillas, faces unprecedented threats from illegal deforestation for cocoa, an NGO in the region has warned.

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Huge ag investments by Africa’s richest man threaten expansion of illegal deforestation in Nigeria

Monday, July 17th, 2017

A corporation led by Africa’s richest man, which is already involved in the alleged illegal conversion of some of Nigeria’s few remaining areas of dense natural forest, has announced plans for a huge expansion of agricultural plantations in the country.

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