This week I wrote about the appeal of fireflies in my Monitor column – and talked about it with Peter Biello of NHPR – so I was delighted to see a story in the Guardian about how a rural cooperative in Mexico is using them as a lure to tourists, which makes them enough money that they can avoid logging so much of the local forests.

“We have reduced our wood production, you can say by 60 or 70% to preserve the forest and have better amount of tourism,” said sawmill manager Salvador Morale.

The story is here.



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