U.S. Palm Oil Plantation Endangers Chimps in Cameroon
Habitats of the endangered Chimpanzee stand to be destroyed in Cameroon destroyed if a US company’s controversial plans to establish a palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped. Herakles Farms, known as SG Sustainable Oils in Cameroon, has previously claimed its project in the South West Region of the country would convert an area of little conservation value. The plantation borders not one, but four protected areas. It also serves home to not only the Chimpanzee, but also the forest elephant, rare primates such as the endangered Drill, and the critically endangered Preuss’s Red Colobus monkey.
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