Mexican village uses fireflies to halt deforestation by local logging industry

Camp spaces in Piedra Canteada park, a rural cooperative near Nanacamilpa, sold out weeks in advance to see thousands of the fireflies light up the night

In the village of Nanacamilpa, tiny fireflies are helping save the towering pine and fir trees on the outskirts of the megalopolis of Mexico City.

Thousands of them light up a magical spectacle at dusk in the old-growth forests on reserves such as the Piedra Canteada park, about 45 miles (75km) east of Mexico’s sprawling capital city.

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