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Sugar cane fields
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Mexico: Sugar cane fields in the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley

Tropical dry forests usually have more fertile soils than tropical rain forests. As a consequence, tropical dry forests are in a much more advanced state of destruction than rain forests. This view in the southern Tehuacán - Cuicatlán Valley of northern Oaxaca is typical: the entire valley floor that can be seen here has been destroyed and replaced by sugar cane and other crops.

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