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Latin America One of Three Regions With Persistent Deforestation

Latin America is one of three regions where deforestation continues, according to The State of the World’s Forests 2018, published today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO. The FAO report indicates that between 1990 and 2015, the world's forests decreased...

Plants Faring Worse Than Monkeys in Forests of Costa Rica

Cattle ranching, agriculture and other human activities are breaking up Costa Rican forests into isolated patchy fragments, but causing more problems for native plant populations than for monkey species sharing the same habitat. A study published in the journal Primates shows that while plants growing...

Latin America’s Rural Exodus Undermines Food Security

Q24N (IPS) - In Latin America and the Caribbean, which account for 12 per cent of the planet’s arable land, and one-third of its fresh water reserves, a number of factors contribute to soil degradation and to a rural exodus that compromises food security...

How Trump’s Environmental Policy Undermines LatAm Security

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org - US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a global agreement to fight climate change hinders efforts to tackle environmental challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean, which have compounded longstanding problems related to organized crime. Trump announced on June 1 that...

Drug Traffickers Destroying Large Sections of Central America Forests: Report

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) A new study estimates that up to 30% of all deforestation in three Central American countries is due to cocaine trafficking, providing some much-needed data on the relationship between environmental damage and Latin America's drug trade. The study, published in the Environmental Research...

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