‘Chanel No. 5 of Christmas trees’ threatened by poachers

The endangered Guatemalan pinabete fir is prized for its scent, making it a target of tree thieves and the police who hunt them this holiday season.

To protect the endangered Guatemalan fir, or pinabete, from poachers at Christmastime, armed guards like Felipe Lares, 21, patrol forests 24 hours a day.
Photograph by Gena Steffens

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