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“Natural Numbers is a series of short films that combine science, photography and creative graphics to explain the value of the natural capital of Mexico.

Mangroves are trees that have evolved to survive in flooded coastal environments. A fragile web of life that generates valuable ecosystem services. Mexico is one of the countries with the more mangroves, but also occupies one of the first places in the rate of deforestation. Each year thousands of hectares are cleared and replaced by shrimp farms, agribusiness plantations, or mega tourism development. At current rates of deforestation, in 25 years it will have lost about 50% of mangroves in Mexico…”

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