Deforestation in Madagascar

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  • Created on: 15-04-15 18:01
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  • Deforestation in Madagascar
    • Causes (nearly 40% of forest cover decreased in 50 years
      • An increase in population of nearly 3%
        • More areas needed for housing and agriculture
        • Cattle ranching
      • Precious stones and minerals found under the forest
        • Trees cut down for mining purposes
      • Cash crops- subsistence farming
        • Slash and burn technique
          • Trees can't grow back
      • Building of roads
      • Urbanisation
      • Extraction of timbre
    • Results
      • Animals loose habitats
        • Extinction
      • Rare plants destroyed
        • Extinction
      • Soils less well drained by trees
        • Flooding
          • Soil erosion
            • Crops can no longer be planted
      • Lack of interception by trees
        • Flooding
          • Soil erosion
            • Crops can no longer be planted
      • Food chain disrupted

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