Deforestation

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Terms & Synonyms

Deforestation

Official WHO Definition

Other Definitions

The process of degradation or loss of forests by shifting use of the forest to agriculture -- including shifting cultivation and pasture -- urban use, and timber harvesting, thus

reducing the forests contribution to preserving biodiversity, water retention, soil and climate preservation, and other environmental services.

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Interpretations and Explanations

References

WHO-Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also

Deforestation

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