GardenDrumDrug-fuelled reforestation

Drug-fuelled reforestation in Latin America – woody vegetation increased in dry shrubland ecosystems over the period 2001–2010, particularly in northern Mexico and northeastern Brazil — despite previous research revealing deforestation trends in these areas. Much of the reforestation was due to migration of inhabitants fleeing the illegal drug-trade, particularly in Mexico & Colombia. [Read more at SciDev Net]

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