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Chocolate industry killing Ivory Coast's forests, report warns

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A cocoa farmer in Ivory Coast. In several national parks and other protected areas, 90 per cent or more of the land mass has been converted to cocoa, said green group Mighty Earth.

Abidjan, West Africa

THE chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife, a green group said on Wednesday.

"In several national parks and other protected areas, 90 per cent or more of the land

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