Commercial Logging - Trees are felled to make money. Road building for logging also requires more tree clearance., Commercial Farming  - Forest is cleared to make space for cattle grazing, or for huge palm oil or soya plantations., Subsitence Farming - Forest is cleared so local farmers can grow food for themselves and their families., Population Pressure - As the population in the area increases, trees are cleared to make land for new settlements., Mineral Extraction - Minerals (e.g. gold and iron ore) are mined and sold to make money., Energy Development - Building dams to generate hydro-electric power floods large areas of forest.,

Tropical Rainforests - Causes of Deforestation




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