Deforestation can be defined as the large-scale removal of trees from forests (or other lands) for the facilitation of human activities.
The leading causes of deforestation are listed below
- Agriculture and cattle grazing
- The most powerful negative consequences of deforestation is global warming and climate change.
- Over 20% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions can be sourced to the deforestation of tropical rainforests.
- Since the roots of trees provide support to the surrounding soil, deforestation also contributes towards soil erosion