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This botanist is risking his life to preserve nature's memory

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Almost five percent of the 169,000 hectares (650 square miles) of illegal coca plantations are in protected areas. Illicit gold mining, using techniques that are harmful to the environment, cover 98,000 hectares -- an area greater than Berlin. Since 2010, more than a million hectares of Colombian jungle have been cut down, according to an official report.
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