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Visualizing the Impact of a Tourist Train Route to Mayan Ruins

by Michael McLaughlin
A proposed train route to Mayan ruins would go through or near several protected forests.

The Wall Street Journal has created a series of data visualizations highlighting the potential impact of a 950-mile train route to Mayan archaeological sites in Mexico. The visualizations show that the train route would go through or near several protected areas in Mexico, which conservationists worry could negatively impact endangered species. Another visualization shows that proposed train stations would be in regions that account for small portions of Mexico’s gross domestic product. The Mexican government plans to turn the areas into economic development zones. 

Take a look.

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