If you think "biodiversity hotspot" sounds like a science class or a commercial for a vacation destination, imagine this instead: The chimps living on land that Herakles Farms hopes to "develop" have as many forest friends as The Jungle Book's Mowgli.
One or two said they would 'tone down' their activism or operate from home instead of in public places where they might be associated with the LGBTI movement. Others were fearful that they could be next.
Behind the statistics, girls worldwide are using digital media to speak their minds and bare their souls. The force of their voices are staggering -- the reality of their untapped potential for global leadership impossible to ignore.
Prominent Cameroonian gay rights activist and executive director of the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS Eric Ohena Lembembe was found dead in his Yaoundé home on Monday night. His body showed extensive signs of torture.
Born This Way, a stunning new film by Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullmann, lifts documentary into art. With our wary new enlightenment, we assume the rest of the world is just fine with the idea that, who you love, how you love, is up to you.
I talked with Sissler-Bienvenu at the anniversary of the massacre, to discuss some of the final understandings of what happened in Bouba Ndjida National Park -- including the possibility that poachers may have "practiced" their killing on elephant calves -- and if the poachers might soon return.
Over the last four months, two Cameroonian lawyers have received a series of death threats by email and SMS. The reason? The lawyers, Alice Nkom and Michel Togué, have the audacity to represent clients accused of homosexual conduct.
Our forests should not be sold off to the highest bidder. I want to see development for my country and its people -- but I want this to be fairly negotiated, and respectful of both Cameroonians and our forests.
There are lots of reasons why China invests in authoritarian regimes. And if any of the world's toughest dictators passes away in 2013, we may be able to see how much China's financial investments pay off in political influence.
Ecological and economic welfare are two sides of the same coin and having to choose between developing economies and societies on one hand, and protecting the environment on the other, is a false dilemma.