Causes of deforestation

Question 1 What is deforestation?

Question 2 What are the man-made causes of deforestation?

Question 3 What are the natural causes of deforestation?

Causes of deforestation

Clearing of forests(by cutting down forest trees)over a wide area is called deforestation.

The various causes of deforestation are:

1)They are cut down to obtain wood for using fuel.

2)They are cut down to obtain wood for making doors,windows and furniture.

3)The forest trees are cut down to obtain wood for making paper.

4)The forest trees are cut down to obtain more agricultural land for cultivation of crops for the increasing population.

5)The forest trees are cut down to get land for building houses,factories,roads and dams.

These are the man made causes of deforestation.

Some of the natural causes of deforestation are forest fires and severe droughts.

Forest fire can burn down all the trees and other vegetation of the forest.

When severe drought occur,the forest trees dies out because of lack of water.

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