Chimp conservation requires protecting fragmented river forests in Uganda via @mongabay
Scientists say massive palm oil plantation will "cut the heart out" of Cameroon's rainforest (03/15/2012) Eleven top scientists have slammed a proposed palm oil plantation in a Cameroonian rainforest surrounded by five protected areas. In an open letter, the researchers allege that Herakles Farm, which proposes the 70,000 hectare plantation in southwest Cameroon, has misled the government about the state of the forest to be cleared and has violated rules set by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), of which it's a member. The scientists, many of whom are considered leaders in their field, argue that the plantation will destroy rich forests, imperil endangered species, and sow conflict with local people. Without data, fate of great apes unknown (03/12/2012) Our closest nonhuman relatives, the great apes, are in mortal danger. Every one of the six great ape species ...