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Save the Cameroonian rainforest -- stop the Herakles Farms' project

Action | February 21, 2013 at 13:36

A US corporation is planning to plow down a massive area of rainforest in Cameroon for a monster palm oil plantation, destroying the forest, biodiversity, and the livelihoods of local forest communities.

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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...

Illegal Wood from the DRC Uncovered in the EU

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 10:56

An illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been found at a processing factory in the European Union, run by the controversial Swiss timber group Danzer.

SIFORCO Involved in Violence and Human Rights Violations

Feature story | June 16, 2011 at 9:24

Greenpeace denounces the major human rights violations that have taken place in connection with SIFORCO logging operations near Bumba in the DRC.

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...

Successful energy-efficient clay ovens in DRC

Blog entry by Bianca Bolink | July 3, 2014

In Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people in the DRC, people survive by hunting, fishing, and gathering wood from the rainforest. As with many forest communities in the DRC, the rainforest is both a pharmacy and...

The huge scale of illegal logging in DRC laid bare

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | January 28, 2013

Deep in the vast rainforest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, chainsaws are buzzing. Heavy machinery rumbles and growls, as loggers slice their way through the forest. Three newly published investigations by Resource...

The Great Bear Rainforest: Weaving a Rich Tapestry of Solutions

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | April 5, 2013

As we look to develop real, sustainable solutions for forest communities in the Congo Basin, it's inspiring to read the success of our Canadian colleagues in putting forests and people first. This amazing planet of ours has...

KFC’s Secret Recipe: Rainforest Destruction

Blog entry by Ian Duff, Greenpeace International | May 25, 2012

No matter what you think about fast food, you’ll no doubt agree that rainforests shouldn’t be trashed to make packaging destined for the trash. But  that’s exactly what’s happening. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is supplying KFC with...

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...

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