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Adrián Alvarez Ake, 53, uses discarded construction material to create a landfill that will serve as the foundation for a new property in Chicxulub, Yucatán, Mexico on November 09, 2023. Several hectares of mangroves in the Coastal beaches of Yucatán have been devastated because of rapid urban development. This practice leaves the communities unprotected against hydro-meteorological phenomena such as hurricanes, in addition to severely impacting the flaura and fauna. Photograph by Bénédicte Desrus