Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Chief-Representative-in-Cameroon-27MZIFJJ4MK3R.htmlConceptually similarOungé River in CameroonGP0STPVRRCompleted★★★★Socapalm Palm Oil Concession in CameroonGP0STPVRUCompleted★★★★Socapalm Palm Oil Concession in CameroonGP0STPVRVCompleted★★★★Truck Loaded with Oil Palm Fruits in CameroonGP0STPVRDCompleted★★★★Truck Loaded with Oil Palm Fruits in CameroonGP0STPVRECompleted★★★★Truck Loaded with Oil Palm Fruits in CameroonGP0STPVRICompleted★★★★Workers in Socapalm Oil Palm Plantation in CameroonGP0STPVRCCompleted★★★★★★Recent Palm Oil Expansion in CameroonGP0STPVRSCompleted★★★★Smallholder Oil Palm Plantation in CameroonGP0STPVRGCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPVROChief Representative in CameroonJanvier Etamane Etampane, 46 years old, permanent representative of the chief of Apouh-A-Ngog village, stands in the middle of Oungé river, Cameroon. “I am merely a grain of sand in the sea: one may step on me, but then only I will stop saying what I think”. Apouh community has been fighting for decades to defend their rights against Socapalm (Société Camerounaise de Palmeraies) and Ferme Suisse oil palm expansion.Locations:Africa-Apouh-A-Ngog-CameroonDate:15 Mar, 2016Credit:© Micha Patault / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5472px X 3648pxKeywords:Day-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Outdoors-Palm oil (product)-Red-Rivers-Trees-Tropical rainforests-Two people-Yellow-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.