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deforestation

[dē‚fär·ə′stā·shən]
(forestry)
The act or process of removing trees from or clearing aforest.

Deforestation

To cut down and clear away the trees or forests from an area.

deforestation

(programming)
A technique invented by Phil Wadler for eliminating intermediate data structures built and passed between composed functions in function languages.
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In order to eradicate the fundamental causes of deforestation, forest policies of many countries as well as the international lending institutes play vital role in turn to develop more appropriate and adequate policy on forestry for rural development and poverty alleviation.
Several reports indicate that deforestation phenomena are strongly related to population growth, human demands and socioeconomic changes [5-16].
In Brazil [site of last month's Summer Olympics], a surge of deforestation in the Amazon in the early 2000s has been attributed to the expansion of pasture and soybean croplands in response to international market demand, particularly from China," says Prugh.
They also suggest that offering permanent incentives to discourage deforestation could offer more bang for the buck, although such programs need to be tried and evaluated.
Moreover deforestation leads to the infertility of the surface soil.
The only deforestation that has occurred in Western Oregon is a result of urbanization and traditional agricultural farms, such as the one that Sundquist farms in Coburg, which have replaced forests and grasslands with monoculture farms.
27% deforestation reduction, closing in on Brazil's national voluntary commitment to reduce 80% of the deforestation in the Amazon region by 2020 set forth in Brazil's National Policy on Climate Change.
Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said the deforestation level is the lowest since it started measuring the destruction of the rainforest in 1988.
The upshot is that we should be doing as much to prevent deforestation as we are to increase fuel efficiency and reduce automobile usage.
The first nation with deforestation legislation - aiming to reduce greenhouse emissions and balance ecosystems - is Mexico