Save the Chimpanzees of Cameroon from Extinction

  • By: Nyack Clancy
  • Target: SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon, Herakles Farms

The American-owned SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon PLC (SGSOC) has begun taking communal ancestral land to build a palm oil plantation. One of the corporations is Herakles Farms, a New York-based agri-corporation.

In blatant violation of Cameroonian laws that lay down what is subjected to an environmental impact assessment, Herakles Farms.is steaming ahead with its palm oil plantation in Cameroon that will flatten a forested area nearly eight times larger than Manhattan Island between four protected areas.

This area is home to one of the last refuges of the critically endangered Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees and forest elephants. Proceeding with palm oil plantations in these forests will set these animals on the course of extinction and cause irreverable damage.

Additionally, it displaces thousands of people from their ancestral land and sources of livelihoods. The continuing dispute could lead to conflict, hunger and human rights abuses, as well as the extinction of an extraordinary diversity of species, many of them already endangered.

Stop the deforestation in Cameroon!

SOURCE: http://www.alternet.org/story/155358/how_a_u.s._company_is_breaking_laws_and_grabbing_land_in_africa

Ms. Delilah Rothenberg
Herakles Farms
277 Park Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10167
(212) 351-0176
Rothenberg@heraklescapital.com

SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon Limited
C/O Dr Isidore Nse TIMTI
No. 5 Nambeke Street, P.O. Box 64 Limbe
Southwest Region, Cameroon
Tel: 237 33 33 23 46
Tel/Fax: 237 33 33 23 75
E-mail: timti@heraklesfarmscameroon.com

The American-owned SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon PLC (SGSOC) has begun
taking communal ancestral land to build a palm oil plantation. One of
the corporations is Herakles Farms, a New York-based agri-corporation.





In
blatant violation of Cameroonian laws that lay down what is subjected
to an environmental impact assessment, Herakles Farms.is steaming ahead
with its palm oil plantation in Cameroon that will flatten a forested
area nearly eight times larger than Manhattan Island between four
protected areas.





This
area is home to one of the last refuges of the critically endangered
Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees and forest elephants. Proceeding with palm
oil plantations in these forests will set these animals on the course of
extinction and cause irreverable damage.





Additionally,
it displaces thousands of people from their ancestral land and sources
of livelihoods. The continuing dispute could lead to conflict, hunger
and human rights abuses, as well as the extinction of an extraordinary diversity of species, many of them already endangered.





Stop the deforestation in Cameroon!

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