Mongabay: Hundreds of unexpected species found in Mexican UNESCO site slated for gold mine

I have a new piece out today on Mongabay.com about a gold mine concession in Baja California Sur inside a biosphere reserve. A recent ecological survey found over 900 species in the concession area and the scientists hope this could provoke a new environmental review. However, some of Mexico’s most influential business interests are behind the mine.

This builds on my earlier reporting for Mongabay on the spate of mines in Mexico’s natural protected areas.

Read the full article here.

San Lucas Cassin's Vireo, Vireo solitarius lucasanus

San Lucas Cassin’s Vireo, Vireo solitarius lucasanus

 

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