Effects Of Deforestation

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This report is written to examine the effects of deforestation on the development countries as there have been many arguments on whether deforestation benefits or bring harms to the countries.

Deforestation is a process whereby trees are felled for several purposes but without replanting to replace the ones felled (Aina & Salau 1992 cited in Ebenezer 2015). Scientists estimated that since 1960, due to deforestation, one third of the world’s useful land had lost (Bradford 2015). By the late 1980s, it was forecasted that two fifth of the global rain forests had already been destroyed (Stanford 1990). Deforestation brings many effects either to society or country. It impacts a country’s economy, the life of community, environment and extinction of species. The causes of deforestation are logging, agriculture croplands and pasture expansion, urbanization and more (Ebenezer 2015). Some methods used in deforesting are burning the trees or clear cutting the trees. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (2005 cited in Ebenezer 2015) reported that the global forest area is around 4 billion hectares corresponding to 0.62 hectares per capita, but it is decreasing by 13 million hectares per annum.

3.0 Analysis of Findings 3.1 The development of deforestation
According to Ebenezer (2015), deforestation is converting forest in to non- forest. Deforestation is a threat around the world; Africa dominates the highest percentage. Around the globe, Brazil
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