GCSE impacts of deforestation
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The variety of life in the world or a particular habitat.
The chopping down and removal of trees to clear an area of forest.
The business of cutting down trees and transporting the logs to sawmills.
Loss of biodiversity
An environmental impact of deforestation
could be lost due to deforestation including Reserpine, a drug which can be used to treat people with high blood pressure.
Lose their homelands when developments take place
Happens as trees no longer protect the soil through interception
can increase as there is less interception
means easier access to raw materials like minerals and timber.
are selling hardwoods like mahogony and allowing farming
is damaged during deforestation as there is no loger litter to decompose
including bauxite, iron ore, manganese, gold, silver and diamonds can be exploited and sold
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