Deforestation

By: Shannon Judge and Brittany Landau

What is deforestation?

Deforestation is the removal and destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses and purposes.

Why is it done?

There are numerous reasons as to why deforestation happens.

  • Cut down trees to make more land to build things
  • also cut down trees to make supplies for human use (ex: paper)
  • They also need room for agriculture because the human population is rapidly growing

What deforestation does to organisms and the environment:

Deforestation is one of the contributing factors to global warming. Carbon is a greenhouse gas, and deforestation lessens the amount of c02 so it affects global warming (how much c02 gets into the air).

Deforestation always takes away animals habitats because it puts them in danger so they have no where to live.