U.S. Palm Oil Plantation Endangers Chimps in Cameroon

Herakles Farms plantation in Cameroon, 2013

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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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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