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A Deep dive into the Cerro de Oro Dam that Changed the Landscape of La Chinantla

Background

La Chinantla, a region located in the Northern part of the State of Oaxaca—which itself is nestled in the Southwestern corner of Mexico, is a highly biodiverse, mountainous landscape—Chinantla_administrative_finalconsidered one of the most ecologically complex regions of Oaxaca, and even the entire country. It is one of the few regions in Mexico where so many distinct ecosystems coexist in such proximity—vast, sprawling expanses of oak forest, lowland tropical humid forests, scrub and dry forests, cloud forests, and high evergreen forests cover this lush, humid land. La Chinantla is also where the Chinantec and Mazatec people (whose total population numbers over 100,000) call home.

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