Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of cutting down and clearing away the forests of a region or a tract of land.
- n. The process of destroying a forest and replacing it with something else, especially by an agricultural system.
- n. the state of being clear of trees
- n. the removal of trees
- From Latin de + forresta, forestis (Wiktionary)
“All things considered, the most significant current driver of deforestation is the expansion of beef industry.”
“According to the results of a one-time questionnaire-based statistical survey published by the University of Illinois, with 3146 individuals completing the survey, 97% of the actively publishing climate scientists (as opposed to the scientists who are not publishing actively) agree that human activity, such as flue gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion and deforestation, is a significant contributing factor to global climate change .”
“In Cojimíes, for example, deforestation is evident and critical and its specific effects are closely related to shrimping activities.”
“Furthermore, the influx of people could lead to uncontrolled forestry, mining, agricultureand huntingresulting in deforestation, soil erosion, disruption of the fragile ecological equilibriumand dislocation of traditional indigenous practices.”
“Expansion of cattle ranches, coca (Erythroxylum coca) plantations, and colonization along rivers results in deforestation and habitat degradation, driving the fauna away.”
“Actually, deforestation is when people clear land permanently -- for farming, development, grazing, etc.”
“The conclusion drawn is that the ecological damage from long term deforestation and resulting habitat fragmentation has been disproportionately related to the actual economic taking of forest.”
“And deforestation is really bad in most places on the planet.”
“Mexico has moved into first place worldwide in deforestation - 2.5 million acres of forest are lost every year.”
“Poor planning and the lack of intensive long term deforestation further compound the problem, and above all, the unnecessary quantities of wood cut to feed wasteful cooking fires contribute more to the problem than any other factor.”
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