Study finds destruction of pristine rainforest increased by 12 percent in 2020, despite global economic slowdown.
Scientists say that two-thirds of the biggest rainforest in Mexico, the Lancandon Jungle, has been lost. With only 10 percent of virgin territory to protect, environmental groups and Indigenous people are fighting to curb deforestation, illegal logging, and trade with protected species.
To help us celebrate World Rainforest Day, we talked to Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Mexico, Manuel Rapalo, about his excursion to the jungle and the protected species he met there.
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Manuel Rapalo (@Manuel_Rapalo), Al Jazeera correspondent in Mexico
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