Forests in the Basin of Mexico: Types, Geographic Distribution, and Condition

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Abstract

Most developing countries with high human concentrations in large urban areas have exhibited a notorious, accelerated reduction of their renewable natural resources. Forest resources, in particular, are heavily impacted by the strong pressures caused by new human settlements, the expansion of agriculture and animal husbandry activities, expanding urban infrastructure, and uncontrolled extraction of different products for consumption such as firewood, medicinal plants, timber for rural construction, food for humans and livestock, and water.