THIS IS CLEARLY THE MOST UNDISTURBED RAIN FOREST IN CENTRAL AMERICA. THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS PLACE CAN’T BE OVERESTIMATED.
MARK PLOTKIN, ETHNOBOTANIST
I read the book last night and it was a good read. It is supposed to be the thickest jungle in the world according to some military SAS guys with them who had been all over the world in jungles.
It was disturbing to read how the forest is being decimated by illegal ranchers. They are cutting the trees and burning them to make cattle pasture. The beef ends up in fast food cahins. The author called out McDonalds on it and they had a PR crisis before denying it. Yeah, wink, wink.
The author described the forest as incredibly beautiful but he and others ended up with leishmaniasis. That is nasty a parasite which is even starting to show up in the states.
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir