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Cactus Thieves Plague Arizona’s Deserts

Many species of cactus grow only in the American southwest, but demand in markets from Europe and Asia has pushed thieves to steal the slow-growing plants from public lands.

Photo by Dulcey Lima on Unsplash

Arizona’s deserts are home to the world’s densest forests of towering saguaro cacti. These cactus grow up to…

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