Planet SOS: Guatemala's illegal animal trade

Guatemala's northern Peten region anchors the largest tropical forest north of the Amazon but as more people settle in the area, poaching and other threats to its biodiversity are rising fast.

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    Guatemala's northern Peten region is home to the largest tropical forest north of the Amazon.

    But as more people settle in the area, poaching and other threats to its biodiversity are rising.

    A group of scientists is working to save a number of species.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala.


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