EU risks buying “illegally produced” Mexican avocados as imports surge 70%

29.01.2020 Criminal groups now “embedded in the entire supply chain” of production in Michoacán where violence, extortion and illegal land clearing are rife

Global appetite for avocados drives deforestation in Mexico

30.07.2019 Rise in exports leaves authorities tackling growing number of illegal operators

Illegal ranching and cattle smuggling threatens protected areas in Lacandon Jungle

29.03.2018 Protected areas within the Central American jungle are increasingly being targeted by ranching and human settlements


Palm oil encroaching on protected areas in Chiapas, Mexico, driving “clandestine” deforestation

29.06.2017 Illegal oil palm development is playing a leading role in deforestation in the Mexican state, according to a government source interviewed by a reporter for Mongabay

Deforestation from avocado production in Mexico higher than previously thought

14.11.2016 The country's attoerny general has claimed up to 8,000 hectares of forests cleared each year to for avocado orchards in the state of Michoacán

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