World Rainforest Movement

Under the radar: A brief summary of the situation of environmental defenders in Central Africa

Posted on Jul 15, 2016

This report aims to draw attention to violations and threats that environmental justice defenders in Central Africa are facing,...

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West African women defend traditional palm oil

Posted on Jul 15, 2016

A video produced by GRAIN shows how rural women in West Africa are working to protect traditional palm oil production in the face of the...

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Peasant mobilizations in Cameroon

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

Socapalm and Safacam are two companies controlled by Socfin, a multinational agribusiness specialized in the cultivation of oil palm and...

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“Conservationists, are you listening?” Baka Indigenous Peoples in Cameroon

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

In southeast Cameroon, Baka Indigenous Peoples and their neighbours continue to be illegally evicted in the name of conservation, most...

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Women and Property in Cameroon: Laws and Reality

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

The agricultural force on the continent In Cameroon as in many African countries, women daily endure practices that could be considered...

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Infrastructure, development and natural resources in Africa: A few examples from Cameroon

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

(*) In a world characterized by sluggish economic growth, Africa is often presented as the continent of the future, with average growth of...

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Protected Areas in the Congo Basin: Failing both people and biodiversity

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

(1) The creation of “protected areas” throughout the world is mainly based on a philosophy that originated in the United States (US)...

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Land grabbing: Tactics used by European actors abroad

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

(1) Current land grabbing practices include the capture of control of relatively vast tracts of land through a variety of mechanisms. In...

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The Congo Basin: in the Sights of Capital

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

The Congo Basin in Central Africa contains the second largest forest in the world. Its extensive territory is shared by six countries: the...

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Mundemba declaration and statement of solidarity

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

Women, communities say NO to the expansion of oil palm plantations and industrial palm oil Each year on 17 April, peasants and food...

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Statement of solidarity with the communities of Ndian Division, Southwest Region of Cameroon

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

We are 40 participants who have united in Mundemba, Cameroon, for an international workshop on the tactics and strategies of oil palm...

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Mundemba Declaration: Women and the expansion of oil palm plantations and industrial palm oil

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

Women resist industrial palm oil (Photo: JVE-Cameroun) Considering that the aspiration to human dignity is a common ideal for humankind,...

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International Civil Society Alarmed by Conviction of Cameroonian Environmental Human Rights Defender

Posted on Nov 11, 2015

November 9, 2015 Oakland, CA—Cameroonian authorities must stop the harassment of Nasako Besingi, environmental human rights defender,...

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Community-based Forest Management in the Congo Basin

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

A report from the Rainforest Foundation UK, shows how attempts of community based forest management in the Congo Basin thus far have not...

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Palm oil concessions for logging: the case of Herakles Farms in Cameroon

Posted on Sep 15, 2015

  With palm oil consumption predicted to triple by 2050 – and with current production mostly concentrated in Indonesia and Malaysia...

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African resistance to land grabs by plantation companies Bolloré and Socfin

Posted on May 6, 2015

Peasant farmers deprived of their lands launch a series of occupations on Socfin’s plantations in Cameroon, Liberia, Cambodia and Côte...

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From Africa’s Palms

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

Aljazeera’s People and Power TV program released a video on the social and environmental consequences of oil palm plantations in...

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Cameroon: WWF complicit in tribal people’s abuse

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

The NGO Survival International uncovered serious abuses of Baka “Pygmies” in southeast Cameroon, at the hands of anti-poaching squads...

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The curse of palm oil in Cameroon: Pollution, expropriations and land grabbing

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

Local communities affected by the oil palm plantations from the Société des Palmeraies du Cameroun (SOCAPALM) are waging an all-out...

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Deforestation, REDD and Takamanda National Park in Cameroon – a Case Study

Posted on Aug 5, 2014

By FPP. While focusing in particular on the German financing of rainforest protection in Cameroon, this report also covers the broader...

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Public-Private-Partnership and Institutional Capture: The State, International Institutions and Indigenous Peoples in Chad and Cameroon

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Korinna Horta, in UNRID, The Politics of Resource Extraction. The World Bank-supported Chad-Cameroon Oil & Pipeline project would...

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Infrastructure, development and natural resources in Africa: A few examples from Cameroon

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

In a world characterized by sluggish economic growth, Africa is often presented as the continent of the future, with average growth of...

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Land grabber’s paradise: Cameroonian environmentalist faces trial, while charges against his attackers mysteriously “disappear”

Posted on Jun 17, 2014

Press release by GRAIN | Oakland Institute | World Rainforest Movement Contacts: Nasako Besingi, Struggle to Economize Future Environment...

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Licence to Launder

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

A report by Greenpeace that reveals how the oil palm plantation being developed by the US based Herakles Farms in the southwest region of...

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Cameroon: Call to action against Herakles Farms

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

In a context of massive land concessions in Cameroon over the last five years, apresidential decision in 2013 to grant the US based company...

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The expansion of industrial oil palm plantations in Africa: A call for greater solidarity and action 

Posted on May 7, 2014

In late 2013, a group of representatives of African, Indonesian and international NGOs met with members of La Via Campesina and the...

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Your support is needed: Cameroon activists on trial for peaceful protest against Wall Street land grabber

Posted on Jan 29, 2014

Herakles Farms is engaged in the development of a controversial 20,000 ha oil palm plantation in the South-West Region of Cameroon that...

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Letter sent by several NGOs to relevant UN Special Rapporteurs requesting they investigate and intervene in these cases of acts of repression and criminalisation of local organisations and activists in Cameroon

Posted on Jan 29, 2014

On 29 January 2014, a letter was sent by several NGOs to relevant UN Special Rapporteurs requesting they investigate and intervene in these...

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Your support is needed: Cameroon activists on trial for peaceful protest against Wall Street land grabber

Posted on Jan 29, 2014

Herakles Farms is engaged in the development of a controversial 20,000 ha oil palm plantation in the South-West Region of Cameroon that...

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Cameroon: Opposition to Herakles Farms’ oil palm project on native lands

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

Photo: credito: Greenpeace/Alex Yallop On 25 November 2013, the President of Cameroon issued three decrees granting 19,843 ha of native...

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Oil Palm in Africa – Interactive Map

Posted on Aug 30, 2013

We have produced an interactive map that sumarizes some of the information gathered in the  publication “Oil palm in Africa: past,...

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Oil palm in Africa: past, present and future scenarios – 2013 update

Posted on Aug 30, 2013

Original version by Ricardo Carrere – updated by the WRM in 2013. Oil palm is a traditional native crop for West and Central African...

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Cameroon: Major impacts of oil palm agribusiness on food sovereignty and livelihoods

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

  In a context of massive land concessions in the country over the last five years – be it the expansion of existing...

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Cameroon

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Cameroon: peoples territories being targeted for oil palm plantations

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

Powerful countries and corporations have targeted the African continent to become a commodity supplier for their industrial needs. This has...

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Sold Down the River – The Need to Control Transnational Forestry Corporations: A European Case Study

Posted on Apr 17, 2011

By Forests Monitor, 2001 Sold Down the River – The Need to Control Transnational Forestry Corporations: A European Case...

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REDD in the Congo Basin

Posted on Dec 11, 2010

The forest of the Congo Basin expands over an area of continuous tropical rainforest cover only second to that of the Amazon forest. The...

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Cameroun: un village résiste à la tentative de Socapalm de planter des palmiers à huile dans ses terres

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

Au milieu d’un désert vert de 60 000 hectares de plantations de palmiers à huile se trouvent 150 hectares de terres agricoles et...

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Cameroon: Baka, Bagyeli and Bakola distrust REDD

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Most Baka, Bagyeli and Bakola, recognised as “people of the forest,” still rely on hunting and gathering to secure their livelihoods,...

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Cameroon: Refuting ten lies about SOCAPALM plantations

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

After French industrialist Vincent Bolloré filed two lawsuits against Radio France Inter, both for alleged defamation regarding...

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Cameroon: A “communal forest” opposed by local communities

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

To establish a communal forest may look like a good proposal. However, it may be not, according to many local villagers from the district...

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New WRM publication on resistance against industrial plantations in Cameroon

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

This new publication of the WRM Series on Plantations (* ) examines resistances of populations neighboring two of Africa’s largest...

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Résistances contre deux géants industriels en forêt tropicale

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

(Only available in French) Populations locales versus plantations commerciales d’hévéas et de palmiers à huile dans le Sud-Cameroun By...

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Oil palm and rubber plantations in Western and Central Africa: An Overview

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Oil palm and rubber plantations are very similar in many respects, but there is something that clearly differentiates them: oil palm is a...

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Status of Implementation of Forest-Related Clauses in the CBD: An Independent Review & Recommendations for Action

Posted on Mar 18, 2002

Commissioned by the Global Forest Coalition This report is based on 21 country case studies, including Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada,...

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