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    of Deforestation Garrett Frazier World Regional Geography 11166.201410 Professor Keith Bell 17 April 2014 Forests cover roughly thirty percent of the land on the planet. They play a vital role in producing oxygen and providing homes for wildlife and people. Many threatened and endangered animal species live in forests‚ and over hundreds of millions of people rely on benefits that forests offer‚ including food‚ water‚ clothing‚ traditional medicine and shelter (Threats). Deforestation is the

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    human activity. Deforestation is the destruction of forests and woodlands. The term does not include the removal of industrial forests such as plantations of gums or pines. Deforestation has led to the reduction of forests to four-fifths of their pre-agricultural area. Forests now cover only 21% of the earth’s land surface. The rate at which deforestation is occurring is of great concern. Currently‚ 12 million hectares of forests are cleared annually! Almost all of this deforestation occurs in the

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    With increasing population‚ the need for forest products‚ such as‚ fuel‚ timber‚ bamboo grasses etc. increased dramatically for habitation. Hence deforestation becomes a permanent feature of our normal life. The single largest problem faced by the developing world for dwindling in their forest resources is deforestation. Causes of Deforestation: The main cause of the present day crisis is increasing population. Majority of people living in rural areas depend on forest for their firewood for

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    DEFORESTATION INTRODUCTION: Deforestation refers to the cutting‚ clearing‚ and removal of rainforest or related ecosystems into less bio-diverse ecosystems such as pasture‚ cropland‚ or plantations. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms‚ ranches‚ or urban use. Thus‚ deforestation is an important issue to be discussed. It has adverse effects on each living beings’ life. Deforestation has become a huge concern in today’s life as there has been a rise in the decline

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    Deforestation Table of Contents Introduction 1 Important Facts 1 Historical Background 1-2 Background Law 2 Causes of Deforestation 2 The Green House Effect 2-3 Reducing Deforestation 3 Case Studies 3-4 Pros and Cons 4-5 Conclusion 5 Bibliography 6 Ninety

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    DEFORESTATION 1. OVERVIEW Forests cover 31% of the land area on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife. Many of the world’s most threatened and endangered animals live in forests‚ and 1.6 billion people rely on benefits forests offer‚ including food‚ fresh water‚ clothing‚ traditional medicine and shelter. But forests around the world are under threat from deforestation‚ jeopardizing these benefits. Deforestation comes in many forms‚ including fires

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    DEFORESTATION AND SPECIES LOSS 1.0 WHAT IS DEFORESTATION? Deforestation is the process whereby natural forests are cleared through logging and/or burning‚ either to use the timber or to replace the area for alternative uses. 2.0 WHAT IS THE EXTENT OF DEFORESTATION? 12-15 million hectares of forest are lost each year‚ the equivalent of 36 football fields per minute. 3.0 WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CAUSES OF DEFORESTATION? Deforestation can happen quickly‚ such as when a fire sweeps through the

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    Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and its Causes Deforestation is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non rural use. Examples of deforestation consist of conversion of forestland to farms‚ ranches‚ or urban use. Between May 2000 and August 2006‚ Brazil lost nearly 150‚000 square kilometres of forest—an area bigger than Greece—and since 1970‚ more than 600‚000 square kilometres of the Amazon rainforest has been ruined. In quite a lot of tropical

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    Deforestation is the loss or destruction of naturally occurring forests. It is primarily due to human activities such as cutting trees for fuel‚ slash-and-burn agriculture‚ clearing land for livestock grazing‚ oil extraction‚ and many others. Deforestation is considered to be one of the contributing factors to global climate change. It can occur around the world‚ even though it’s more common in tropical rainforests. Countries with significant deforestation currently or in the recent years include

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    Composition P.2 02/17/15 Deforestation: A Disastrous Future Ahead With the world coming to a high need of land for agricultural‚ industrial and most importantly urban needs to contain cities and their growing population‚ an action that we have to recognize as “Deforestation” occurs. Deforestation is the cutting down of a forest for human activities. Once the trees are removed‚ the land turns into a non-forest area‚ which is normally used for agriculture. Most of the time deforestation comes to meet the

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