Greenpeace calls on the Cameroonian government to step up the fight to ban plastic

October 2021

Cameroonian authorities recently intercepted and destroyed just over 42 tonnes of non-biodegradable plastic that transporters were attempting to smuggle into Cameroon at night.

To stop greenwashing deforestation – banks too must be reined in

September 2021

Mbil Thomas was a central stop in the hunting and gathering routes of Indigenous Baka People in Cameroon’s rainforest. Its trees provided fruit and honey and medicine for pregnant women…

Flooding in Cameroon: Greenpeace Africa demands effective and rapid government response

August 2021

Cameroon is plunged under water every rainy season. Greenpeace Africa is calling on the government to put in place an effective disaster risk management plan.

Greenpeace Africa to EU Ambassador: address forest destruction in Cameroon

August 2021

Dear Ambassador, We are writing to urge the European Commission to swiftly present ambitious and effective legislation on forest and ecosystem risk commodities, in order to end the EU’s complicity…

Cameroonians rally to demand EU stop deforestation for rubber

August 2021

More than 30 young Cameroonian activists crowded in front of the headquarters of the European Union Delegation in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, this morning to demand the end of the EU…

In Cameroon, plastic pollution is making floods even deadlier

July 2021

There are recurring floods in my city, Douala. Every year during the rainy season, we experience flooding of houses and shops, as well as pavements. All this affects the quality…

Deutsche Bank must end its Sustainability Farce in Central Africa

April 2021

For the second time in 12 months, Deutsche Bank is about to violate its own Environmental and Social Policy Framework. By mid-2021, the bank is expected to transfer the second…

Year 2021: an opportunity to reshape the future?

January 2021

2020 – ouff some may say! But can we really congratulate ourselves and say we’ve done it? 2020 came with a lot of unexpected challenges for us as individuals and…

It is not enough to suspend injustice: Banen communities deserve permanent justice

November 2020

As countries around the world began to reckon with the deadly consequences of the Coronavirus and citizens in Cameroon were scrambling to protect themselves, the Ministry of Forest and Wildlife…


November 2020

New Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) “national standards” for Cameroon and the Republic of Congo are good news for the multinational loggers destroying Africa’s Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL), biodiversity hotspots crucial…

Greenpeace Africa shares its condolences for killing of school children in Cameroon

November 2020

All of us at Greenpeace Africa are deeply saddened and shocked by the killing of school children, along with wounding a dozen others, who were attacked on 24 October 2020…

Illegal giant palm oil plantation flattening indigenous people’s rainforest and threatening endangered wildlife in Cameroon

September 2020

llegal clear-cutting of ancestral lands of the Indigenous Bagyeli people has begun in a biodiversity hotspot in coastal Cameroon

Time to build on ancestral methods of conservation and empower indigenous communities for a healthier planet

September 2020

My mum told me that my grandfather was a forest engineer and leader. I didn’t get a chance to meet him as he passed away before I was born. He…

“False Solutions” to Plastic Pollution Impact the Forest

August 2020

Greenpeace Africa Campaigner Awa Traoré explains why substituting single-use plastic with paper is a “false solution” to the plastic pollution crisis

Greenpeace Africa and Rainforest Rescue: Joint statement following the suspension of logging plans for Ebo forest

August 2020

Yaoundé, 13 August 2020: The Cameroon Prime Minister’s office announced the suspension of logging plans in Ebo forest* on Tuesday, 11 August. The suspension of logging plans, which Greenpeace Africa…

Volunteer Blog: Showcasing the Baka Culture and Beliefs

August 2020

I’m called Sineh Edel-queen, a Greenpeace Africa volunteer in Cameroon (Environmental Ambassadors of Cameroon). I had the opportunity to take part in the Baka community festival in Assok-Mintom March 2019…

Cameroon’s Government sentenced Ebo forest to death. This is why we should care.

August 2020

What would logging mean for Ebo forest and its ecosystems? Asks Greenpeace Africa Campaigner Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue

Greenpeace Africa: “Cameroon’s government just decided to massacre Ebo forest”

July 2020

Yaoundé, 23 July 2020 – Greenpeace Africa and local communities denounce a decision by the Government of Cameroon to open up 68,385 hectares of pristine rainforest to logging. The fate…


July 2020

Yaoundé, 03 July 2020 – Greenpeace Africa calls for the immediate cancellation of Deutsche Bank’s $25 million loan to Singapore-based rubber producer Halcyon Agri to support investments in its Cameroon…

Greenpeace Africa comments on loggers demands excluded from finance law revision

June 2020

Yaoundé, 11 June 2020 – A request for massive tax reduction made two weeks ago by the loggers’ association GFBC was not included in the revision of the finance law…

Greenpeace Africa to Minister Ndongo: Tax breaks to logging companies might mean public funding for next pandemic

June 2020

Yaoundé, 2 June 2020 – Greenpeace Africa calls on Mr. Jules Doret Ndongo, Cameroon’s Minister of Forests and Wildlife, to reject the request for tax reduction made last week by…

140+ Africans on Zoom action to #SaveCongoRainforest on Biodiversity Day

May 2020

May 22, Johannesburg – More than 140 activists from across Africa gathered today in a Zoom action on the International Day of Biodiversity. Youth activists in Africa and around the…

Worried about biodiversity? End Industrial Activity in the Rainforest

May 2020

As we write this article, the world is still dealing with the COVID19 pandemic. Since the crisis began, it had repeatedly been shown that a healthy and undisturbed nature, especially…

34 Plastic Bans in Africa | A Reality Check

May 2020

Africa has come a long way on the journey to creating a single-use plastic-free world with many victorious milestones to celebrate across the continent. We’ve been said to be leading…

The blessings and the curses of the day after will be up to us

May 2020

Greenpeace Africa Campaigner Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue I started 2020 with a renewed sense of optimism. I promised myself to make the first year of the third decade of the third…

Finding the crack in the lockdown

April 2020

Human beings love comfort, freedom and certainty. The COVID-19 lockdown has instantly taken all that away from landing us in a new reality and an unchartered territory. Some react with…

Ebo forest is a blessing to more than 40 communities, numerous threatened species and the planet

April 2020

Ebo forest in Cameroon is one of the intact forest ecosystems in the Gulf of Guinea, stretching over 2000km. It is a massive biodiversity hotspot, which is why in 2006…

Cameroon government pushes new logging plans amidst a global coronavirus crisis

April 2020

Yaoundé, 26 March 2020 – Greenpeace Africa joins a call by local people in Cameroon’s Littoral Region to immediately cancel government plans to turn an area of nearly 150,000 hectares…

On World Forest Day, Greenpeace says 'no thanks' to 1 Trillion Trees campaign

March 2020

X 20 March, 2020 — On International Forests Day, Greenpeace X published its rejection of corporate and government tree-plantation initiatives to offset emissions, reinforcing the long-term importance of natural ecosystem…

For my birthday, all I want is a healthy forest

March 2020

When I think of the forest, I remember playing in it. We would build huts of sticks and moss, and vehicles from bamboo trees. Getting lost in the forest was…

The Garden of Eden of Indigenous People is turning into an Industrial Exploitation Hell / Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue and Lamfu Yengong Fabrice

December 2019

Access to land and its resources is crucial throughout rural Africa. Since the colonial era, local elites and foreign corporations have been taking control over large areas of agricultural lands.…

“We were told not to go into the forest anymore” - Greenpeace investigation exposes human rights violations by Halcyon Agri

November 2019

Yaoundé, 25 November 2019 – Following last year’s Ruinous Rubber report, which exposed the most devastating new forest clearance for industrial agriculture in the Congo Basin, Greenpeace Africa released today…

International Day of Rural Women: The case of Baka from South Cameroon - Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue

October 2019

In Cameroon, about half of my country is covered by forests. Home to incredible biodiversity, they are also central to the lives and livelihoods of many communities including the Baka.…

Local and indigenous communities should have a right to their lands

October 2019

International development agencies and our own government need to rethink their development approaches. Too often, instead of development, they end up degrading the environment and worsening social problems.  Decisions on…

Greenpeace calls on Governments to act ahead of Fires hitting Africa's Rainforest

August 2019

Kinshasa, 27 August 2019. Since August 21, more than 6,902 fires in Angola and 3,395 fires in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo have been documented, predominantly in the savanna area.…

Securing indigenous people’s land rights must be a priority for forest protection in Cameroon

August 2019

Yaoundé, 9 August – On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Indigenous People, Greenpeace Africa joins the indigenous people of Cameroon in demanding that companies responsible…

The government must support ecological agriculture. Here’s why.

August 2019

Over the past years, Africa’s population has more than doubled, while available arable land has only increased by approximately 10%. To meet the growing food demand, vast stretches of land…

Journey with me to learn more about ecological agriculture

July 2019

I took a trip to Cameroon late last year to visit communities that practice Ecological Agriculture. My motivation was to listen: why it is important, how to start an ecological…

A Beacon of hope from the indigenous people of DR Congo & Cameroon

May 2019

I could hear the early morning birds churning melodies from giant trees as we made our way, single-file, down the muddy footpath deep into the equatorial rainforest of Lokolama in…

Letter to Halcyon Agri

May 2019

In this letter dated 13 May 2019 Greenpeace Africa expresses its concern with the composition of Halycon Agri’s Sustainability Council in Cameroon. Click here to read the letter.

Indigenous culture key to protecting forests

April 2019

Last month, while on my way to Mintom – South Region of Cameroon, for the annual Baka festival celebrations, we had a car breakdown due to the poor state of…

Indigenous People Demand Consultation in Forest Management

April 2019

Mintom, 31st March 2019 – Stakeholders in the forestry sector have committed to consult the Baka people on all development projects that may impact their lives. This commitment was made…

Greenpeace Africa applauds the Norway Government Pension Fund’s divestment from Halycon Agri

March 2019

In response to news that Norway’s sovereign wealth fund — the world’s largest — divested last year from Singapore-based rubber giant Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited (Halcyon Agri) because of financial…

Greenpeace Africa calls for the promotion of traditional farming to reduce dependence of food imports

February 2019

In response to news that the government of Cameroon has lost over 9 000 billion FCFA from importing rice, corn, sugar and fish, Greenpeace Africa Forest Campaigner, Sylvie Djacbou, has…

Greenpeace Africa & Cameroonian Artists Launch Campaign Against Land Grabbing

December 2018

Douala, 11 December 2018-  Greenpeace Africa in partnership with Nsang Dilong, Freddy Kristel and Alene Menget today launched a campaign against land grabbing using videos and online petition in Cameroon.…

Environmental Stakeholders Interrogate Sudcam

December 2018

Yaoundé, 22nd November 2018- The negative socioeconomic and environmental repercussions of Sudcam activities in the South of Cameroon has prompted stakeholders from government and civil society to undertake a field…

Sudcam: bleeding the forest and its dependent communities

November 2018

I had the opportunity to do a field visit to communities impacted by Sud-Cameroun Hévéa (“Sudcam”), a rubber plantation company situated in the South region of Cameroon. Sudcam is a…

Health Crisis Rocks The Northern Regions of Cameroon

November 2018

In response to news of over 40 deaths and more than 600 affected by cholera outbreak in the Far North regions of Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa Mobilization Officer, Andoh Rex has…