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Cocaine production killing Colombia's rainforests

Date : 23rd January 2011, Source : Mongabay



Researchers have found that coca cultivation is associated with high rates of forest loss, at least in the southern forests of Colombia. According to a new paper just published in Environmental Science and Technology, areas near new coca plots are significantly more likely to suffer from forest loss. Politicians, environmental groups, and others have long attributed deforestation to coca production. But these researchers are the first to quantity the effect of coca cultivation while controlling for other factors.

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0123-coca_kirkland.html





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