Video Duration 02 minutes 46 seconds

Last pocket of tropical rainforest in North America under threat

About 90 percent of the Lacandon rainforest is believed to be already lost to deforestation.

The last pocket of tropical rainforest in North America is in danger of becoming a thing of the past.

About 90 percent of the Lacandon rainforest is believed to be already lost to deforestation.

That is why biologists and Indigenous leaders in Mexico are battling to save it.

Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo travelled into the heart of the jungle in southern Mexico.