How deforestation imperils African Rain Forest
Deforestation is the cutting down or removal of trees from forested or wooded areas without compensating the loss with the replanting of new trees. The estimates are that large areas of land, approximately, the size of Panama are deforested on an annual basis. It is conceivable that much of the world’s forests could vanish in the next century due to the effects of deforestation (NASA, 2009).
While there are many who argue about the true cause of deforestation, in all actuality there are multiple single variables (Geist and Lambin, 2002). In…