02 Oct '11, 4pm

Dole responds to allegations it is illegally growing bananas in national park

Dole destroying forest in national park for bananas (08/14/2011) Dole Food Company, a US-based corporation famous for its tropical fruit products, is allegedly destroying rainforest in Somawathiya National Park in Sri Lanka for a banana plantation reports local press. The 4,700 hectare (11,600 acre) plantation, reportedly handed to local company Letsgrow by Sri Lanka's military, imperils an elephant migration route and a number of tropical species. Letsgrow has partnered with Dole on the plantation work, already clearing almost half the area, described as 'thick jungle'. Sri Lanka, which has only come out of a decades-long civil war in 2009, is currently seeking a rise in agricultural development. Back from a century of extinction, conservation proposed for elusive Asian flying squirrel (06/27/2011) The Travancore flying squirrel (Petinomys fuscocapillus) occurs in the for...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1002-hance_dole.html

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