Ecological Massacre: Endangered Tree Species Destroyed in Cabo Rojo

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Noticias PRTY reports a recent ecological disaster. It is sad enough that this happened at all and sadder still that it occurred in my hometown. This disaster, which has been called an ecological massacre, could be classified as the biggest tragedy in the country’s last 40 years.

In Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, about 150 trees representing many endangered species, were razed to the ground in an urban forest located at the Inés Maria Mendoza School were crushed earlier this month by machinery from a private company that was working on improvements in the municipality. The forest, which was part of a pilot program for urban reforestation and had been used as a model for other countries, was completely destroyed.

The police and the head of the Department of Natural Resources of the western region are investigating the case. Work in the urban wooded area stopped as dozens of specialists have come to calculate the environmental damage.

[http://noticiasprtv.com/ will follow-up on related news.]

For original article, see http://noticiasprtv.com/masacre-anbiental-en-cabo-rojo-podria-ser-la-peor-en-la-historia-de-puerto-rico/

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