The Negative Impacts of Deforestation
The world’s forests are currently disappearing at a rate of over 7.3 million hectares every year due to deforestation, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The rate of trees that are being cut down or burned for agriculture, manufacturing, urbanization and other motives is quite alarming. Illegal logging and uncontrolled economic development has taken a destructive impact on the tropical rainforest of the world. Deforestation can trigger soil erosion, rise of air pollution, climate change and extinction for many wildlife, as the animals living on the woodlands dies with it. See also the Future State of the World in the Next 50 Years.