Chocolate in the Jungle

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Chocolate in the Jungle: The Battle To Save a Disappearing Rainforest

Stretching south from Panama through Colombia and into Ecuador, the Chocó Rainforest is one of the world’s most biologically rich ecosystems. It contains more than 11,000 species of plants, 900 species of birds, and according to the World Land Trust, “an extremely high number of species unknown to science.” Yet deforestation over the past several decades — first for banana production, logging, and now for palm oil — has whittled down the forest to just a fraction of its original size. Read more.