New Report: War on Drugs Causes Increase in Deforestation Throughout Central America

A new report, published in January’s issue of the journal Science, hasDf found that the war on drugs has drastically increased the rate of deforestation in many parts of Central America.

TitledĀ Drug Policy as Conservation Policy: Narco-Deforestation, the report details how drug traffickers, avoiding crackdowns in places like Mexico, are increasingly shifting towards more remote, less strictly-policed areas. “Once you start fighting them, you scatter them into more remote locales and greater areas become impacted,” says head author of the study Dr. Kendra McSweeney.

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