What is deforestation?

Deforestation is when humans remove or clear large areas of forest lands and related eco-systems for non-forests use. These include clearing for farm purposes, ranching and urban use. In these cases, trees are never replanted.

Since the industrial age, about 1/2 the world’s original forests have been destroyed and millions of animals and living things have been endangered. Despite the improvements in education, information, and general awareness, in the importance of forests, deforestation has not reduced much, and there are still many more communities and individuals who still destroy forest lands for personal gains.