Deforestation Wreaks Havoc Along Guatemala’s Northeast Caribbean Coast

Deforestation Wreaks Havoc Along Guatemala’s Northeast Caribbean Coast

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Deforestation in Guatemala. Photo source: ©© Pati Gaitan

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The province of Izabal along Guatemala’s northeast Caribbean coast is one of the areas with the highest deforestation rates in the country, according to two government studies on forests, covering the 1991-2001 and 2006-2010 periods.

Forests in that province shrank from 373,000 hectares in the 1991-1993 period to just over 264,000 hectares in 2010…

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