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A Study on the Deforestation and Its Consequences | Original Article

Vikram S. Meena*, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


Deforestation is one of the major causes to the environmental degradation which is affected by the agents like small farmers, ranches, loggers and plantation companies. There is a broad consensus that expansion of cropped areas and pastures are a major source of deforestation. The term ‘deforestation’ describes the complete long term removal of tree cover. The loss forest cover influences the climate and contributes to a loss of biodiversity. The economic activity is adversely affected by siltation, flooding, soil degradation and reduced timber supplies. Thus, in turn, threatens the livelihood of people. Deforestation is the cutting down of trees in a forest for construction, development, lumber, etc. Deforestation has several negative effects on the environment and organisms.