How do humans cause soil erosion?

Human activities are also responsible for soil erosion to a great extent. As the human population increases, the demand for land also increases. Some human activities that cause soil erosion are:

  • Agricultural activities such as clearing trees, the ploughing land to sow new seeds cause soil erosion.
  • The grazing animals feed on the grasses and remove the vegetation from the land. They also pull out plants by their roots. This loosens the soil and makes it more prone to erosion.
  • Logging and Mining activities also disturb the land and leave the soil more prone to erosion.

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