"Destruction is not Development"


Member since February 12, 2013
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Landgrabbing in Cameroon: the Story of Herakles Farms

Dear VOY Green Activists,

An American company, Herakles Farms, plans to illegally chop down an area of rainforest in Cameroon, that's ten times the size of Manhattan, to make palm oil. If this happens, it will destroy the homes of endangered species of monkeys, birds and elephants, and release at least 9.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions ... adding to the climate pollution that's causing global warming.

We have to take a stand. This must be stopped and we can all play our part:

1. Send a message to Herakles voicing your opposition.

2. Join the conversation on the Voices of Youth's Facebook and Twitter pages and make your voice heard.

International attention needs to be mobilized to support local opposition and prevent future resource grabs.

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