30 Nov '16, 9pm

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Deforestation from the increase in oil palm cultivation in the northern Amazon has been addressed in the land-use plan of the region. The 2015 report describes as a “great threat” the “expansion of the territory by the company Palmeras del Ecuador, who from year to year buys land from the community landholders to expand their palm plantations. Also, it contaminates the ecosystem by adding various chemical inputs.” The report also mentions that the company Palmar del Río’s oil palm cultivation activities cause “soil and forest degradation,” and that the use of pesticides in its plantations causes “poisoning of smaller estuarine waters.”

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