- Destruction of Habitat: It can erode soils, pollute waterways, decrease biodiversity.
- Reduction in Oxygen: Less and less oxygen is pumped into the environment, which is one of the main causes of global warming.
The definition of deforestation is cutting down and removing all or most of the trees in a forest.
Effects of Deforestation
An example of deforestation is when trees are removed in fast growing portions of South Africa to build houses, for agricultural purposes and to allow for clear grazing for farm animals.
From Latin de + forresta, forestis