​Reports on the environmental impact of cocaine production

Two reports on the environmental effect of cocaine cultivation have been released. The reports, by Fundación Neotropica and the PRISMA foundation, have estimated that the cocaine trade causes $215m of damage per year through destruction of protected forests in South and Central America. The reports also note that military efforts to combat cocaine production have pushed producers into increasingly remote areas suggesting that such eradication efforts have contributed to de-forestation in the region.