And thanks to oil palm plantations springing up in Africa, chimpanzees are in danger of extinction.
The oil palm is native to Africa and has been used there for thousands of years.
oil palm plantations, however, are a new phenomenon, around 30 years old.
The oil palm, on the other hand, is less known but much more valuable.
It is rich in the oil palm and oil-bearing groundnut, but the climate is exceedingly dangerous to Europeans.
The forests contain the baobab, the coco-nut palm and the oil palm.
In three running rivulets we saw the Shuaré palm, and an oil palm which is much inferior to that on the West Coast.
The oil palm is abundant, palm oil, ivory, India rubber and nuts being the chief exports.
There are many kinds of nuts to be found in their domain, but the oil palm nut appears to be a favourite.
An oil palm will bear fruit within seven years after the young tree is planted.