Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Bagyeli-Community-Leader-in-Cameroon-27MZIFJJ4MVRP.htmlConceptually similarBagyeli Community Leader in CameroonGP0STPVRKCompleted★★★★★★Recent Palm Oil Expansion in CameroonGP0STPVRSCompleted★★★★Socapalm Oil Palm Nursery in CameroonGP0STPVRLCompleted★★★★Socapalm Palm Oil Concession in CameroonGP0STPVRTCompleted★★★★Socapalm Palm Oil Concession in CameroonGP0STPVRUCompleted★★★★Socapalm Palm Oil Concession in CameroonGP0STPVRVCompleted★★★★Socapalm Oil Refinery Factory in CameroonGP0STPVR5Completed★★★★Socapalm Oil Palm Plantation in CameroonGP0STPVRPCompleted★★★★Socapalm Palm Oil Refinery in CameroonGP0STPVR8Completed★★★★View AllGP0STPVRNBagyeli Community Leader in CameroonSolange Sanhgan, 29 years old, a leader of the Bagyeli community fighting for their rights against Socapalm (Société Camerounaise de Palmeraies) expansion. “We have no dignity, no fruits, no fishes anymore (...) Socapalm brings nothing but poverty”. The Bagyeli are a group of Pygmies living in South Cameroon. As other local communities their livelihood is under threat of palm-oil and rubber uncontrolled expansion.Locations:Africa-Cameroon-KilomboDate:16 Mar, 2016Credit:© Micha Patault / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5472px X 3648pxKeywords:Day-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-One person-Outdoors-Palm oil (product)-Plants-Rubber-Streams-Trees-Tropical rainforests-Water-Women-Zero Deforestation (campaign title)Shoot:Socfin's Investiments Threaten Cameroon's ForestsIn March 2016 Greenpeace lead an investigation on Socfin's plantations in Cameroon and published a report titled “Africa’s forests under threat: Socfin’s plantations in Cameroon and Liberia”. The Société Financière des Caoutchoucs (Socfin), one of the leading oil palm and rubber tree plantation operators in Africa, plans to extend its plantations in a dozen countries, mostly African nations, threatening forests that are essential for the preservation of climate balances, biodiversity and the living conditions of local populations. Greenpeace conducted map-based analyses and in-depth field surveys on Socfin's concessions in Cameroon. The case study reveals that Socfin’s business and its refusal to adopt a zero deforestation policy represent a major threat for Cameroon's forests in which the company operates. Greenpeace urges Socfin to adopt immediately and implement a zero deforestation policy, applicable to all its businesses and subsidiaries.