Deforestation

Dennis Knelsen

Definition

When the trees are all tore down in a large area of land.
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Forests cover 31% of the land area on our planet. They produce 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, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber, and degradation due to climate change. This impacts people’s livelihoods and threatens a wide range of plant and animal species. Some 46-58 million square miles of forest are lost each year—equivalent to 36 football fields every minute.


The steps I think people need to take is that when the remove a certain amount of trees they should replace the amount of trees they took out. If they wanted to really help the cause then they should plant more than what you take out.


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