Agribusiness versus Great Apes

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Dja Faunal Reserve Cameroon – Human and Natural

Africa: Agribusiness Companies Destroying Vital Rainforest Habitat of Chimpanzees and Other Great Apes

Greenpeace International (Amsterdam)

Endangered great ape species are having their rainforest habitat destroyed and threatened by the expansion of agribusiness projects in central Africa according to new evidence from Greenpeace Africa.

Gorilla in Dja Faunal Reserve - http://b.static.trunity.net/files/113901_114000/113930/249px-Gorilla.jpg Gorilla in Dja Faunal Reserve – http://b.static.trunity.net/files/113901_114000/113930/249px-Gorilla.jpg

Satellite images, obtained by Greenpeace Africa, show that more than 3,000 hectares of rainforest bordering the Dja Faunal Reserve has already been destroyed inside the Chinese-owned Hevea Sud rubber and palm oil concession in Cameroon’s Southern region. The reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the western lowland gorilla, chimpanzees and mandrills.

Chimpanzee - The sad pattern of destruction in Cameroon's rainforests continues with the arrival of yet another orphaned chimpanzee from the Dja Faunal Reserve in East  - http://apeactionafrica.org/upload/image/image/what-we-do/901Kwene-firstday.jpg Chimpanzee – The sad pattern of destruction in Cameroon’s rainforests continues with the arrival of yet another orphaned chimpanzee from the Dja Faunal Reserve – http://apeactionafrica.org/upload/image/image/what-we-do/901Kwene-firstday.jpg

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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