Illegal oil-palm harvests in Peru: Video

In the Amazonian region of Ucayali in east-central Peru, oil palm factories are apparently buying their raw material from illegal plantations carved out of rain forest, despite company protestations to the contrary.

Journalists followed and videotaped trucks they say were loaded with oil palm from illegal plantations.

The series of eight Youtube clips also includes interviews with local residents who say they’ve had their crops destroyed and their forests cut down, often overnight.

It is believed that over 10,000 hectares of rain forest have been destroyed by a single foreign oil-palm interest in the last few years.

Source: Convoca (Peru)

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