Illegal Deforestation Monitor

IDM tracks illegalities relating to conversion of forests for export-oriented agribusiness, the largest driver of global deforestation Continue reading

Cameroon women denounce "destruction" of forests and community by agribusiness giants

01.04.2020 Local women fight back against controversial palm oil, rubber firms accused of destroying community way of life and responsible for widespread deforestation 

Mystery shrouds firm set to clear 60,000 hectares of Cameroon forest for palm oil

20.12.2019 Camvert Sarl named as company behind a planned palm oil development that locals and activists fear will put communities and native forests at risk 

Community leaders arrested near Feronia’s Congo palm oil site, NGO claims

23.09.2019 Locals opposed to palm oil giant reportedly beaten by police and security guards

Activists face deadly risks in protecting lands from global agribusiness

07.08.2019 Global Witness report reveals 164 land defenders murdered in 2018

Environmentalist murdered near disputed DRC palm oil project

29.07.2019 Killing of Joël Imbangola Lunea allegedly linked to ongoing unrest at Feronia site 

Global brands’ zero-deforestation pledges prove hollow as 50 million hectares of forest vanish

12.06.2019 An area twice the size of the UK has been cleared for agribusiness globally since 2010 as illegal cultivation practices of multinational firms add to forest destruction

Military open fire on DRC communities protesting oil palm development

22.03.2019 Tensions between local communities in DRC and Canadian oil palm company Feronia have escalated in recent months

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