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    Unilever Threatens Côte d’Ivoire’s Primary Rainforests,
    Showing Promises of “Sustainable” Palm Oil Meaningless

    By Rainforest Portal, http://www.rainforestportal.org/ and
    Climate Ark, http://www.climateark.org/
    June 2, 2008

    Leading global consumer products company poised to destroy
    Ivory Coast’s rainforests as both investor and customer, just
    after its commitment to rainforest protection and certified
    oil palm was much heralded by some


    One of Côte d’Ivoire’s most important primary rainforests is
    to be cleared by global consumer product company Unilever and
    others, despite Unilever’s recent promises to buy only
    “sustainable” palm oil from lands not cleared of rainforests
    for their production. Tanoé Swamps Forest in Côte d’Ivoire
    (Ivory Coast) is one of the last remaining old growth forests
    in the country and the last refuge for three highly endangered
    primates — the Miss Waldron Colobus, the Geoffroy’s colobus
    and the Diana roloway — as well as home to many endangered
    plant species. Despite international protests, palm oil
    company PALM-CI has just begun destroying this 6,000 hectare
    forest to convert it to oil palm plantations. Unilever is one
    of the main companies behind PALM-CI and the destruction of
    the Tanoé Swamps Forest. After sending the first protest email
    to Unilever, you will be forwarded to a second protest email
    asking the government of Côte d’Ivoire to ensure that the
    forest and the communities that depend on it are fully




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