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Cameroon: Stop oil palm plantations from destroying Africa's ancient rainforests | Global Response Campaign Alert

by Cultural Survival in 2012

In the southwest region of Cameroon, within a beautiful rainforest, several Indigenous communities are working hard to make their voices heard. Their struggle began in 2011 when the government of Cameroon granted a vast land concession to SG Sustainable Oils, a subsidiary of the New York-based Herakles Farms. What the government overlooked, was that this concession occurred on the homelands of the Oroko, Bakossi, and Upper Bayang peoples in the Ndian, Koupé-Manengouba, and Manyu divisions of Cameroon. Herakles Farms plans to clear and replace 300 square miles of rainforest and agricultural land with mono-culture trees to establish an oil palm plantation.