China is threatening the African tropics on the Atlantic coast with the construction of a new fish processing plant.
According to The Guardian, the unique nature of the region is threatened by an ecological disaster.
Local flora and fauna are in danger due to a contract to build a plant: China has entered into a $ 55 million deal with the government of Sierra Leone, Prime reports.
The production will occupy an area of 100 hectares of tropical territories. The plant will directly border on the protected areas of the national park, where the Red Book animals live.
Duker antelope, several species of lizards, whales, dolphins may be under the threat of extinction.
For local residents, the construction of a Chinese plant can turn into a blow to the fishing industry. Now sardines and barracudas, which are caught on this part of the coast, account for about 70% of the production of seafood for the domestic market.