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Define Deforestation?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forested land, for uses such as: pasture, urban use, logging purposes, and can result in arid land and wastelands. The removal or destruction of significant areas of forest cover has resulted in an altered environment with reduced biodiversity. In many countries, deforestation is ongoing and is shaping climate and geography.

    Deforestation results from removal of trees without sufficient reforestation, and results in declines in habitat and biodiversity, wood for fuel and industrial use, and quality of life. Forests disappear naturally as a result of broad climate change, fire, hurricanes or other disturbances, however most deforestation in the past 40,000 years has been anthropogenic.

    Human induced deforestation may be accidental such as in the case of forests in Europe adversely affected by acid rain. Improperly applied logging, fuelwood collection, fire management or grazing can also lead to unintentional deforestation. However, most anthropogenic deforestation is deliberate.

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    5 years ago

    Define Deforestation

  • 1 decade ago

    deforestation is The cutting down and removal of all or most of the trees in a forested area. Deforestation can erode soils, contribute to desertification and the pollution of waterways, and decrease biodiversity through the destruction of habitat.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forested land, for uses such as: pasture, urban use, logging purposes, and can result in arid land and wastelands.

  • 1 decade ago

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestation

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