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Take Action: Cameroon
May 2012

1. Send an Email 

Take Action with Greenpeace International- Urge Herakles CEO Bruce Wrobel to adopt a 'zero deforestation policy'


2. Write a letter 

Personal communication has the most impact. Please write your own letter and send it by email, fax, or mail.  Or, use our template, here:

In your letters, please:

  • Express concern that Herakles Farms is violating the rights of Indigenous Peoples by not consulting them and the planned plantation will gravely impact local people’s rainforest-based livelihoods. 
  • Urge them to respect Indigenous Peoples’ rights enshrined in international law, such as the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to free, prior and informed consent in regards to any development project that may affect them.
  • Emphasize that the giant plantation will fragment protected areas, including Korup National Park and four others, threatening the rainforest ecosystems, recognized as global centers of biodiversity by the World Wide Fund for Nature and Conservation International.
  • Ask them to stop all work on the plantation and abide by the recent court decision in Cameroon to halt the project until Herakles Farms conducts proper impact assessments (including social and High Conservation Value Forest assessments) in partnership with the Indigenous people in the area.

Please send polite letters, faxes, or emails to:

All For Africa
c/o Diane Laylin MacDonald
277 Park Avenue, 40th floor
New York, NY 10172 USA
Tel: (212) 351-0055
Fax: (212) 351-0001

Herakles Farms NY:
277 Park Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10172
Phone: 212-351-0176
Fax: 212-351-0002

Mr. Paul Biya, President of Cameroon
Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon
Unity Palace, Yaounde, Cameroon.
Phone: (237) 22 23 40 25 : Extension: 43 94

Send copies to:

Dr. Chemuta Banda Divine, 
Chairman of The National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms
P.O.BOX 20317
Fax 00237 22 22 60 82

Cameroon’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva,
Rue dy Nant 6, 1207
Geneva, Switzerland
Fax 0041 22 736 21 65

US Senator Kirsten E Gillibrand (D - NY)
780 Third Avenue
Suite 2601
New York, New York 10017
Tel. (212) 688-6262
Fax (866) 824-6340


Mr. Esso Laurent
Ministry of Justice,
Fax 00237 22 22 04 38 and 00237 22 22 23 0069

Robert P Jackson 
US Ambassador to Cameroon
The United States Embassy in Cameroon
Avenue Rosa Parks
P.O. Box 817
Yaounde, Cameroon
Phone: (237) 2220-1500
Fax: (237) 2220-1500 x4531

US Senator Charles E Schumer (D - NY)
780 Third Avenue 
Suite 2301 
New York, NY 10017 
Phone: 212-486-4430 
Fax: 212-486-7693






3. Spread the Word 

Follow us on Twitter at @CSORG and @StopHerakles  and like us on Facebook at Cultural Survival and Stop Herakles Deforestation

Copy and paste these messages to  share through through social media:

 Scientists say that Herakles Farms' massive oil palm plantation will cut the heart out of Cameroon's rainforests. We can't let that happen!  Please TAKE ACTION by sending an email here:

Help Indigenous Peoples in Cameroon defend their right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent. Tell Herkales Farms to respect their right to say 'NO' to a massive palm oil Planation. Take action here:

TAKE ACTION to Stop #PalmOil plantations from destroying ancient #rainforests in Cameroon via @CSORG

Help #Indigenous peoples in Cameroon defend their right to #FPIC - NO to Herkales and @AllforAfrica's #PalmOil projects