Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Herakles-Farms-Press-Briefing-in-USA-27MZIFV5DB_5.htmlConceptually similarHerakles Farms Press Briefing in USAGP04H19Completed★★★★Herakles Farms Press Briefing in USAGP04H1BCompleted★★★★Herakles Farms Press Briefing in USAGP04H4FCompleted★★★★Herakles Farms Press Briefing in USAGP04H42Completed★★★★★★Herakles Farms Press Briefing in USAGP04H43Completed★★★★Herakles Farms Press Briefing in USAGP04H4BCompleted★★★★Nasako Besingi at Greenpeace USAGP04GWTCompleted★★★★Nasako Besingi at Greenpeace USAGP04GWUCompleted★★★★Nasako Besingi at Greenpeace USAGP04GWVCompleted★★★★View AllGP04H1CHerakles Farms Press Briefing in USAJoshua Linder, right, assistant professor of Anthropology at James Madison University and Nasako Besingi, Director of Struggle to Economize Future Enviorment (SEFE) at a press briefing at the National Press Club on the social and environmental impacts of the Herakles Farms Palm Oil development in the coastal rainforest of southwestern Cameroon.Locations:North America-United States of America-Washington, D.C.Date:19 Feb, 2013Credit:© Max Berg / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3267px X 2178pxKeywords:Campaigners-Caucasian appearance-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-Half length-Herakles Farms-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Laughing-Men-Native Africans-Palm oil (product)-Positive mood-Presentations-Press conferences-Teachers-Two peopleShoot:Herakles Farms Press Briefing in USASpeakers at a press briefing at the National Press Club, discuss the social and environmental impacts of the Herakles Farms Palm Oil project in Cameroon. American-owned Herakles Farms plans to develop a huge oil palm plantation in an area eight times the size of Manhattan. Herakles took over the project from Sithe Global Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SGSOC) who signed a convention with the country’s government in 2009 to develop about 70,000 hectares. The legality of that convention has been questioned and despite claims by the company that most of the concession is secondary and degraded forest, research shows it will affect forests that have been identified as vital for endangered wildlife and serve as corridors to five crucial protected areas. Herakles claims the project will boost the economy and create jobs, but the company's plans have been met with widespread opposition from local NGOs and residents. Greenpeace is among the many voices calling for this development to be stopped.