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Greenpeace Africa opposes stifling of free speech over Herakles Farms Project, Cameroon

Press release | September 26, 2013 at 9:00

Johannesburg -- Greenpeace Africa strongly disagrees with the decision of Cameroonian authorities to forbid local NGO Nature Cameroon from informing residents of the threats posed by Herakles Farms palm oil project to their livelihoods and...

Exposed: New York Investors’ Land Grab in Cameroon

Press release | September 5, 2012 at 16:00

Oakland, USA, 5 September, 2012 – An American owned company with a track record of illegality and links to private equity giant Blackstone Group threatens to destroy rainforests and dislocate local communities in Cameroon.

Cameroon’s Forest Communities Threatened by Monster Palm Oil Project

Press release | February 19, 2013 at 15:00

Johannesburg, 19 February 2013 – A controversial proposed palm oil plantation in Cameroon by New York-based agribusiness Herakles Farms, threatens the livelihoods of communities living in the coastal rainforest of Cameroon, and would release...

Food Security and Forest Protection in Cameroon

Feature story | April 18, 2013 at 10:29

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...

Industrial palm oil expansion in Africa: not to be at the cost of forests and people

Feature story | August 24, 2012 at 7:26

Industrial scale palm oil plantation is rapidly expanding in Africa. After a first expansion of palm oil in West Africa, major palm oil companies are now investing in Central Africa, in Cameroon in particular, a country considered as a model by...

South African Corp Wins Public Eye Award

Feature story | January 31, 2011 at 9:46

For its contamination of land, and the poisoning of people in Ghana, the South African gold mining corporation AngloGold/Ashanti has received the jury-selected Public Eye Global Award.

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...

Nestlé drives rainforest destruction pushing orang-utans to brink of extinction

Press release | March 18, 2010 at 13:38

Jakarta, 18 March 2010 – Nestlé is using palm oil from destroyed Indonesian rainforests and peatlands, in products like KitKat, pushing already endangered orang-utans to the brink of extinction and accelerating climate change, a new Greenpeace...

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign

Feature story | May 17, 2010 at 14:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

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