It means clearing or cutting of trees or forests over large area.

Forests are cut so that land can be used for different purposes like building houses,making roads etc


What are the causes of deforestation?

Trees are cut for-


Trees are cut to Provide Land for Agriculture and Cultivation


Trees are cut to Provide Land for Houses and Factories

Furniture and Paper

Trees are cut to obtain wood .Wood from trees are used to make Furniture


Wood from trees is burnt and used as fuel for cooking etc

Natural Causes

Deforestation also happens due to natural causes like forest fires,drought etc



  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 7 Class 8 - Conservation Of Plants And Animals


De Forestation Decrease in Trees or forests (over large area) Deforestation Natural Causes Examples Flood Forest Fire Climate Change Manmade Causes Examples Housing Agriculture Furniture

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