Deforestation meaning

dē-fôr'ĭ-stā'shən
The definition of deforestation is cutting down and removing all or most of the trees in a forest.
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Destruction of Habitat: It can erode soils, pollute waterways, decrease biodiversity.
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Reduction in Oxygen: Less and less oxygen is pumped into the environment, which is one of the main causes of global warming.

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.

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The cutting down and removal of all or most of the trees in a forested area. Deforestation can erode soils, contribute to desertification and the pollution of waterways, and decrease biodiversity through the destruction of habitat.
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The process of destroying a forest and replacing it with something else, especially by an agricultural system.
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Origin of deforestation

From Latin de + forresta, forestis