Unprecedented deforestation in old Herakles plantation, now under new management

Mongabay | 6 May 2016

by John C. Cannon

The development of an oil palm plantation, which was thought to have been pretty much abandoned by the American company that ran it, has resumed in the Southwest Region of Cameroon, according to satellite data released by Greenpeace today on its website.
The plantation, once owned by New York-based Herakles Farms, became more famous over the past seven years for its environmental missteps and social blunders than for producing palm oil. Organizations including the Oakland Institute, the Forest Peoples Programme, and Greenpeace partnered with local groups to oppose the company’s work near Cameroon’s border with Nigeria. http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/26104-unprecedented-deforestation-in-old-herakles-plantation-now-under-new-management

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