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The Petén, Guatemala
Maya Biosphere Reserve

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is currently being constructed containing ancillary data, such as topography, soils, drainage, etc. over the Petén.

Landsat satellite image of the Mexican/Guatemalan border. The image shows the impact of a high rural population upon the rainforest. Guatemala's sparsely populated Petén rainforest stands in contrast to the stripped and tilled landscape of Mexico.

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