Pulling the "magic" Maya Nut tree back from near-extinction

A French-Colombian NGO is racing against time to save the Maya Nut tree from obscurity. A remarkable tree that produces a highly-nutritious fruit, Brosimum alicastrum once grew in abundance from Mexico to Brazil, but has since been decimated by deforestation, Phys.org reports. Now Envol Vert is reforesting parts of Colombia's northeastern Guajira region in order to reintroduce locals to its numerous uses. Director Daisy Tarrier tells Phys.org, "The guaimaro is a magic tree". ...

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