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What is deforestation?
Deforestation is an overall loss in the total area of woodland. We hear about it most in other parts of the world, like the Amazon, Canada and Indonesia. It’s often driven as much by the alternative land use of cleared land as it is by the value of the timber. Vast areas of the world’s forests have been destroyed to make way for:
- coffee, soy and palm oil plantations
- the cattle ranches that produce the world’s supply of beef burgers.