Deforestation is the removal of forested areas, so that they no longer are forests.
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EO Library: Tropical Deforestation Fact Sheet
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains why deforestation happens, and the rate at which forests are disappearing.
National Geographic: Deforestation
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Shows photographs, satellite images, and video clips of deforestation and desertification.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Contains many pictures of areas where forests have been cut down.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains the problems and solutions of rainforest deforestation. Included are facts and figures, which describe the important uses of this type of ecosystem and the rapid loss of wildlife and plant species, if nothing is done about this situation.
Tropical Deforestation and Habitat Destruction
[ Mature Teens ] Offers information on slash and burn agriculture, and the regrowth in a tropical rainforest.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Encyclopedia article explains deforestation and how it affects the environment.
BBC News: Amazon 'Stealth' Logging Revealed
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Satellite research says deforestation of Brazil's Amazon has been underestimated by at least sixty percent. (October 21, 2005)
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