Effects Of Deforestation In Nigeria

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‘Deforestation refers to the cutting, clearing, and removal of rainforest or related ecosystems into less bio-diverse ecosystems such as pasture, cropland, or plantations.’ -Kricher (1997)

Deforestation is the permanent effect of the destruction of forests to make space and land for other uses. Deforestation is the removal of all or most of the trees in a forest or forested area. It can damage the environment by causing many consequences. Around the size of 36 football fields is being cut down in this minute.
The world 's highest rates of deforestation, a significant cause of global warming, are happening in the key emerging economies of Nigeria, Indonesia and Brazil.
Natural resources are gather through logging. Wood is used for various reasons and is part of our daily life. For example, we need wood to generate paper and we use paper everyday in our lives. Many kinds of furniture like tables, shelves and chairs are made using wood.
Agriculture was labeled as the number one culprit of deforestation. Land is cleared to grow crops. Around the world, forests are giving way to plantations for oil palm, soy, rubber, coffee, tea and rice among many other crops.
Land is also cleared for cattle ranching. Farmers clear land to make space for grazing cattle. This also increases the risk of fire as the ground wouldn’t have grass left. Another thing to consider is

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