Web Date: January 20, 2011
Coca Farming Linked To Deforestation In Colombia
Coca plantations are associated with major deforestation in tropical forests in Colombia's sparsely populated south, according to the first study to quantify the phenomenon (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es102373d).
"Coca cultivation was at least as damaging to these forests as all the other factors combined – and I mean mining, oil drilling, logging, cattle ranching, biofuels, and food crops," says Liliana M. . . .
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