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Media Name: The Joghban Clan
Author: Jason Taylor for Friends of the Earth International
Copyright: Friends of the Earth International
Added Date: 17/05/2014
License Type: CC License
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Description: In Liberia, the Joghban Clan just demonstrated that stopping landgrabbing is possible when communities stand together, mobilise and resist. The forest offers them many resources like building materials, thatch and medicine. It also is a spiritual site as it contains their sacred areas. Sustainable community management of these forests is crucial not only to protect livelihood sources and communities’ cultural heritage but also to preserve biodiversity as Liberia’s forests are the largest remaining tract of West Africa’s rainforest. The community's resistance began in 2012 when Equitorial Palm Oil began to expand their plantation on to their land. The Clan were united in their opposition, even though they faced intimidation and harrassment by EPO security forces and the police. They lodged a complaint with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and presented a petition to the government. They were jubilant when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf committed to supporting their struggle to protect their land. For more information go to: http://www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/land-grabbing
Keywords: Joghban Liberia land grabbing landgrabbing palm oil oil palm EPO Equatorial Palm OilJogbhan Joghban Clan
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