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Mexico’s tropical forests have disappeared at nearly the twice the expected rate this decade, according to a government-sponsored study which shows that on average 2.72 million acres of the country’s forests and jungles were cleared each year between 1993 and 2000.

Environment Secretary Victor Lichtinger warned that the country could lose its tropical forests altogether in a matter of decades unless more funds are channelled into preventing deforestation.

The causes of the deforestation are believed to be the extension of farmland and grazing areas and illegal logging.

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