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:
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:
Cameroon’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva,
US Senator Kirsten E Gillibrand (D - NY)
Mr. Esso Laurent
Robert P Jackson
US Senator Charles E Schumer (D - NY)
3. Spread the Word
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: http://bit.ly/Khe0Mm
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: http://bit.ly/Khe0Mm
TAKE ACTION to Stop #PalmOil plantations from destroying ancient #rainforests in Cameroon http://bit.ly/Khe0Mm via @CSORG
Help #Indigenous peoples in Cameroon defend their right to #FPIC - NO to Herkales and @AllforAfrica's #PalmOil projects http://bit.ly/Khe0Mm