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Greenpeace ship arrives for the first time in Cameroon with a message for the...

Press release | October 13, 2017 at 12:06

Douala, 13 October 2017: The Greenpeace ship – The Esperanza - has docked at the port of Douala in Cameroon on the first leg of its tour in Central Africa. For four weeks, the Esperanza will sail through the waters of Cameroon, the Democratic...

Greenpeace Africa responds to PIDMA-Cameroon importing 1000 tons of corn seeds...

Press release | April 9, 2018 at 9:14

In response to news that Agriculture Investment and Market Development Project (known by its French acronym- PIDMA) officials are augmenting food supply in Cameroon by importing 1000 tons of hybrid corn seeds from South Africa, Greenpeace’s...

Conviction of Nasako Besingi: judicial harassment and violation of freedom of...

Press release | January 22, 2016 at 17:14

Yaounde, January 22: Greenpeace Africa is alarmed by the judicial harassment against a prominent environmental activist and human rights defender. Yesterday, Nasako Besingi was sentenced to pay 25,000 FCFA in fines and more than 400,000 FCFA in...

Greenpeace Africa opens pilot green space in Yaoundé

Press release | March 22, 2018 at 13:57

Yaoundé, 21 March 2018: Greenpeace Africa and local partners have today launched a pilot green space at the Baptist High School- Awai, to commemorate the World Forest Day. The need for urban green spaces is highlighted in the theme for this...

Food Security and Forest Protection in Cameroon

Feature story | April 18, 2013 at 11:29

Responding to a recent spate of industrial palm oil projects in Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa is working with a Cameroonian NGO to show how small-scale farming projects are a better development option -- for communities on the ground and Cameroon's...

The new name behind the threat to Cameroon’s Forests

Feature story | May 6, 2016 at 9:49

After the slowdown of the destructive Herakles Farms palm oil project in Cameroon, following extensive environmental and social opposition, we had hope for the future. However, it now looks like the infamous operation is being resurrected under a...

Greenpeace Africa volunteers urging corporations to stop single use plastic

Press release | April 19, 2018 at 8:50

Yaounde, 18 April 2018 - Greenpeace Africa volunteers under the banner of the Environmental Ambassadors in Cameroon join over 1 million people around the world to demand corporations to reduce single-use plastics ahead of Earth Day this April 22.

Let’s stop SGSOC palm oil plantation project

Blog entry by Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue | October 4, 2016

When I arrived in Babensi II village last July, the whole community was desperately expecting Greenpeace and its partners to provide them with answers and solutions to get their land back. For three years now, many of them have been...

Cameroon timber trade: High risk, low reward

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | January 23, 2015

The fight against illegal logging in Cameroon has been a long one – several decades long in fact. Therefore the conclusion from the influential think tank Chatham House that this process has all but stalled must have been hard to...

Cameroon: An example of the work needed to combat illegal logging

Blog entry by Eric Ini | March 20, 2015

Policy wonks, experts, campaigners and other stakeholders  met in Brussels this week  to discuss progress under the European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action plan. Yet the effectiveness of the...

New wave of industrial palm oil in Africa threatens primates

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | December 13, 2013

Rumours that the Cameroonian government was on the verge of signing a land lease agreement with Herakles Farms have been swirling for over a year.  In November these fears were realised as the government announced that the land lease...

Herakles Farms: “A potential human rights and livelihoods disaster in the making”

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | August 13, 2013

Communities, like rainforests, take many years to develop into rich, interconnected and vibrant systems. And, like rainforests, communities can also be fragmented in a fraction of the time that they took to grow. The stakes could...

Putting food security and forest protection first in Cameroon

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa | April 19, 2013

As an African working for Greenpeace, I am often challenged when I speak out against the industrial exploitation of our continent’s natural resources, disguised as “development”. All too often, this simply creates huge profits for...

Demanding a straight answer from Herakles Farms

Blog entry by Karine Jacquemart | February 19, 2013

Like many activists, we ask lots of questions, and often these questions go unanswered in the hope that we’ll simply give up and stop asking. US agribusiness Herakles Farms and its chief executive Bruce Wrobel think they can put...

Time to stop harassment of Cameroon’s NGOs

Blog entry by Fiona Musana | January 31, 2014

Many civil society groups in Africa have to work under a threat of intimidation on an almost daily basis. Far from the headlines, grassroots organizations across the continent are harassed, often violently by both the official and...

Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

Blog entry by Victorine Che Thoener | October 13, 2017

Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the...

Herakles Farms: Champions of Illegal Deforestation?

Blog entry by Brendan Schwartz | May 26, 2014

The lead up to this years soccer World Cup is already dominating international news. Meanwhile, Greenpeace has been closely monitoring another world-wide phenomenon: illegal deforestation.  One American private equity firm cum...

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...

Revealed: new evidence of illegal logging by Herakles Farms

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | September 12, 2013

Herakles Farms is in trouble again. After months of turmoil for the US-based corporation - including a temporary suspension order from the Cameroonian Government, confirmation that the company failed to obtain the Free, Prior and...

Cameroon’s chimps find themselves in palm oil’s firing line

Blog entry by Jan Cappelle | August 8, 2013

In hindsight, it was always evident that visiting the Cameroonian rainforest at the height of rainy season would present a unique set of problems. Scrabbling up a steep bank of mud, dripping with a combination of sweat and rain,...

Delight to Disappointment as Herakles Farms’ suspension order lifted

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | June 6, 2013

There was dancing in the streets of Mundemba and Fabe when the news came two weeks ago that the Cameroonian government had suspended Herakles Farms’ forest clearing operations. Communities in this region of South West Cameroon, who...

Chimps' survival of little concern to agribusiness

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa-Betoko | February 23, 2015

The chimpanzee is one of mankind's closest relatives. However there are many of us who do not treat them with what could be called familial affection. Chimps and other primates in Africa face an increasing number of threats to their...

Pushing for transparency in Congo Basin palm oil

Blog entry by Amy Moas | June 30, 2014

The global palm oil industry is at a critical juncture. In 2012 we published a report that outlined how Africa is a new frontier for industrial palm oil production . This may bring much needed development to the continent, but it...

Herakles Farms: "Investing in Africa"

Blog entry by Brendan Schwartz | February 4, 2014

Herakles Farms is a gem of a company claiming to "invest" in "sustainable" agriculture in Africa, in particular in a forested corner of the South West region of Cameroon. It's a crowded market, but what makes them so different? What...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Facts on the ground undermine Herakles’ Cameroonian PR offensive

Blog entry by Greg Norman | November 22, 2012

Bruce Wrobel, the CEO of Herakles Farms, has long claimed that his company has a positive presence in Africa. Indeed it seems impossible to pick up a newspaper in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé without reading about one minor...

How to make forest destruction look like "development"

Blog entry by Frédéric Amiel | September 5, 2012

Bruce Wrobel is a man with his heart in the right place. You see, Bruce is in the agricultural business and he plans to solve the world’s complex food security issues by creating sustainable, community oriented projects. He is the CEO...

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

Children in Yaounde, Cameroon

Image | January 1, 1999 at 16:56

Child looking into camera smiling, with arms outstretched. More children visible in background.

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