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Herakles Farms

Topic | 14 February, 2013 at 13:51

Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil, and increasingly one of the most popular. As global demand continues to grow so has the vigorous search for land for new plantations by investors and industry.


Background | 5 September, 2012 at 16:30

In the DRC, rainforest covers 86 million hectares (about 40 percent of the country). Around 70 percent, or 60 million hectares, of the rainforest is threatened by logging.

US palm oil project would destroy endangered chimpanzee habitat in Cameroon

Press release | 8 August, 2013 at 10:37

Amsterdam, 8 August 2013 – The endangered Chimpanzee stands to have swathes of its forest habitat in Cameroon destroyed if a US company's controversial plans to establish a palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped.

Oakland Institute, Greenpeace expose New York investors’ land grab in Cameroon

Press release | 5 September, 2012 at 15:53

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.

Food Security and Forest Protection in Cameroon

Feature story | 19 April, 2013 at 9:30

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...

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

Blog entry by Jan Cappelle | 8 August, 2013 19 comments

It was always evident that visiting the Cameroonian rainforest at the height of rainy season would present a unique set of problems. Scrambling up a steep bank of mud, dripping with a combination of sweat and rain, arms and legs...

Why development does not have to be destruction in Cameroon

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa | 19 April, 2013

As an African working for Greenpeace, I am often questioned when I speak out against the industrial exploitation of our continent’s natural resources, that is disguised as “development”. The truth is that all too often, this...

Landgrabbing in Cameroon

Video | 26 February, 2013 at 10:40

Industrial scale palm oil production is coming to Africa and it’s bad news for the coastal rainforest of Cameroon.

Endangered species pay the price of palm oil's expansion

Blog entry by Ntumwel Bonito Chia and Denis Kupsch | 3 October, 2014 4 comments

There have been a number of reports in recent months shedding light on the serious threat industrial agribusiness plantations can pose to the habitat of large mammals. Be this the gorilla, the chimpanzee, the forest elephant or...

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