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Licence to Launder

Publication | 27 May, 2014 at 11:00

The oil palm plantation being developed by Herakles Farms in the southwest region of Cameroon – an area of great biodiversity surrounded by five protected areas – illustrates what happens when irresponsible companies are not held accountable to...

Illegal conversion timber export threatens African countries' forests and agreements...

Press release | 27 May, 2014 at 11:30

Amsterdam, 27 May 2014 - Illegal and corrupt behaviour by foreign-owned companies engaged in establishing large palm oil plantations not only threatens local communities and forested areas throughout west and central Africa, but will seriously...

Corruption and impunity rife in Cameroon's forestry sector

Press release | 20 August, 2014 at 11:00

Yaoundé, 20 August 2014 - Large quantities of wood extracted from forest "conversion" projects are reaching international markets illegally, in full knowledge of Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry (MINFOF) and the European Union (EU), says...

Revealed: new evidence of illegal logging by Herakles Farms

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 12 September, 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...

Pushing for transparency in Congo Basin palm oil

Blog entry by Amy Moas | 27 June, 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: Champions of illegal deforestation

Blog entry by Brendan Schwartz | 27 May, 2014

The lead up to this summer's World Cup is already dominating international news with every manager's squad selection being scrutinized while analysts attempt to predict the tournament's winner. Greenpeace has been closely monitoring...

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...

Herakles Farms: "Investing in Africa"

Blog entry by Brendan Schwartz | 4 February, 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...

Time to stop the harassment of Cameroon’s NGOs

Blog entry by Karine Jacquemart | 30 January, 2014

By now everyone will doubtless be aware of the Arctic 30 and the conditions they were forced to endure for more than three months in Russia, for the simple “crime” of daring to point out one company’s reckless policy in the Arctic. ...

A potential human rights and livelihoods disaster

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 13 August, 2013 2 comments

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...

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