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Cameroonians realise what Herakles Farms really plans for their forests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | September 13, 2013

As the rain thunders down, it becomes not just increasingly hard to hear the speakers but also to see them. The lack of light due to the poor electricity supply in this part of South West Cameroon means that as the clouds darken, the...

Deforestation is Dehumanisation

Blog entry by Amir Bagheri, Greenpeace Africa Volunteer | March 25, 2013

In many cases we tend to separate the well-being of the environment from the well-being of ourselves as a human species, not realising that a healthy environment is connected to human dignity, and therefore is a human right. On the...

French and Cameroonian presidents meet, but will they talk about palm oil?

Blog entry by Jean-François Julliard | January 31, 2013

The French President Francois Hollande today received his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya, at the Elysée Palace in Paris – and there was not a lack of potential topics for discussion. Yet surely the one thing that had to be...

Promises of development hard to see on the ground in Cameroon

Blog entry by Just vd Broek | October 30, 2012

It is full a 2-day drive from the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé to the area in the South West of the country where the American company, Herakles Farms is developing a huge new palm oil plantation, that could eventually cover an area 8...

Herakles Cameroon palm oil project starts to run off the rails

Blog entry by Laila Williams | May 22, 2013

Bruce Wrobel, the chief executive of Herakles Farms, claims his company’s efforts to flatten a chunk of Cameroon’s dense rainforest to develop a palm oil plantation are borne of a desire to address a "dire humanitarian need". Yet...

Land Grabbing Looms: New Palm Oil Plantation Threatens Cameroon's Rainforest

Blog entry by Nasako Besingi | February 25, 2013

This blog was originally published on Huffington Post . It seems strange that I should have to travel thousands of miles to Washington, D.C. to get clarity on the fate of my land and community in Cameroon. But Herakles Farms, the...

Herakles Farms is cutting the heart out of Cameroon’s rainforest

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | May 11, 2012

Within the past few weeks, rainforest destruction has begun once again in one of Africa’s most important biodiversity hotspots:  the coastal rainforest of Cameroon, at the fringe of the Congo Basin region. Herakles Farms, the...

Wrong Project, Wrong Place: Palm Oil Plantation Sparks Anger in Cameroon

Blog entry by Filip Verbelen, Greenpeace International | July 25, 2012

Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil being used increasingly by the commercial food industry, and also a key ingredient in some biofuels. Global demand is rocketing and large corporations are seeing it as the next big thing,...

Forest Clearing, Cameroon

Image gallery | November 19, 2012

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