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This is how deforestation in Merida looks from space

by Magali Alvarez
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Specialists from the Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán (CICY) developed a map of the carbon density and species richness present throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, in order to identify areas suitable for conservation.

After this project by the CICY Resources Unit, it was detected that the areas with the greatest deforestation are those belonging to the Merida metropolitan area, which practically exhibits the lack of biomass and diversity of species in white (alluding to the concrete slab).
It is important to mention that this type of study is carried out in a large part of the national territory.

It is mentioned that there are three main types of forests in the Peninsula: lowland forests, which concentrate from 90 to 150 tons of biomass per hectare; medium sub deciduous forest, which has from 150 to 180 tons of biomass per hectare, and medium sub evergreen forest, which has more than 200 tons per hectare.

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