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Deforestation is brought about by the following:
conversion of forests and woodlands to agricultural land to feed growing numbers of people;
development of cash crops and cattle ranching, both of which earn money for tropical
commercial logging (which supplies the world market with woods such as meranti, teak,
mahogany and ebony) destroys trees as well as opening up forests for agriculture;
felling of trees for firewood and building material; the heavy lopping of foliage for fodder; and
heavy browsing of saplings by domestic animals like goats.
To compound the problem, the poor soils of the humid tropics do not support agriculture for
long. Thus people are often forced to move on and clear more forests in order to maintain
production.…read more

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Local impact.
Deforestation also drives climate
change. Forest soils are moist, but
without protection from sun-blocking
tree cover they quickly dry out. Trees
also help perpetuate the water cycle by
returning water vapour back into the
atmosphere. Without trees to fill these
roles, many former forest lands can
quickly become barren deserts.
Bad things on deforestation
Soil erosion With the loss of a protective cover of vegetation more soil is lost…read more

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