The Chiquibul Jungle in Belize is a national treasure. But species preservation in the vast forest region on the border to Guatemala is difficult. Efforts by park rangers to protect animals against poachers are costly.
As habitat loss, climate change and human intervention continue to threaten our species, conservation takes on an increasingly important role. But that comes at a price. Just how high is it?
The decline of ancient Maya society has perplexed archaeologists for decades. A stalagmite containing the climate record of the past 2,000 years now points toward changing weather patterns as a culprit.
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