Villagers in Cameroon

Photo | 11 September, 2013

The village of Babensi 2 informed Herakles and their local subsidiary SGSOC that they did not want to cede their land to form part of the company’s concession that the company wants to turn into a palm oil plantation covering more than 70,000 hectares. Herakles is attempting to push on with this project despite not having a land lease, as required by Cameroonian law, despite the fact it would have devastating environmental consequences by destroying swathes of natural forest and despite the fact many residents and communities are ill-informed of the impacts the project will have on their land and livelihoods.

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Month In Pictures - August

Slideshow | 31 August, 2014

PFCs: The Story of a Toxic Little Monster

Video | 27 August, 2014 at 15:00

You might not realise it but our planet is swarming with chemical monsters, from your washing machine to the North Pole. Toxic Little Monsters, like PFCs, are still being used by big companies to make all sorts of products, despite the fact...

Solar micro-grid project, Dharnai Village, India

Video | 13 August, 2014 at 11:30

The people of Dharnai village used to have a facility supplied by the state Government which provided electricity. This infrastructure hasn't been available for the last 33 years and diesel generators have been the only source of electricity.

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