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de·for·est

 (dē-fôr′ĭst, -fŏr′-)
tr.v. de·for·est·ed, de·for·est·ing, de·for·ests
1. To cut down and clear away the trees or forests from.
2. To destroy the trees or forests on: hillsides that were deforested by drought.

de·for′es·ta′tion (-ĭ-stā′shən) n.
de·for′est·er n.
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de·for·es·ta·tion

(dē-fôr′ĭ-stā′shən)
The cutting down and removal of all or most of the trees in a forested area. Deforestation can damage the environment by causing erosion of soils, and it decreases biodiversity by destroying the habitats needed for different organisms.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deforestation - the state of being clear of treesdeforestation - the state of being clear of trees  
environmental condition - the state of the environment
2.deforestation - the removal of trees
baring, denudation, husking, stripping, uncovering - the removal of covering
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Translations
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deforestation

[diːˌfɒrəˈsteɪʃən] Ndeforestación f, despoblación f forestal
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deforestation

[diːˌfɒrɪˈsteɪʃən] ndéforestation f
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deforestation

nEntwaldung f
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deforestation

[diːˌfɒrɪsˈteɪʃən] ndeforestazione f
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Including women in forest management decisions and forestry projects should address the gender dimensions of deforestation. In the final analysis the effective enforcement of the existing laws and regulations on forests use and management and involvement of the communities in the policy making process from the very outset enables the government to address and arrest sharp forest decline by creating a feeling of sense of ownership and empowerment among communities.
ABSTRACT: A study was carried out on the deforestation awareness among the community living nearest to Sungai Pulai mangrove forest under mukim (sub-district) Tanjung Kupang in Johor Bahru, Peninsular Malaysia.
Worldwide, deforestation accounts for up to 15 percent of carbon emissions, second in carbon production only to the burning of fossil fuels.
Orbital Insight's algorithms will be used as part of Global Forest Watch to detect patterns that indicate the risk of deforestation before it happens.
If you are living in Islamabad then you would have noticed deforestation on the Margalla Hills.
In September, the agricultural behemoth Cargill committed to zero deforestation across all of its products, including cattle, sugar, soy, and cocoa.
Summary: Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb said Wednesday that he has taken measures against deforestation in Zalka and Barouk.
John Sundquist's guest viewpoint in the April 7 edition the The Register-Guard, "State puts timber interests ahead of public health," seems to contain a few discrepancies, particularly in regard to his definition of the term "deforestation" and his interpretation of the risks that the public faces from pollution created by "chemical monocultures."
Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to nonforest land uses, such as arable land, urban areas, logged areas, or wasteland [2], and is important for forest resource management, biodiversity conservation, climate change, the global carbon cycle, and sustainability management [3-6].
Experts have often related the fall and decline of past civilisations to environmental degradation resulting from deforestation. If that is the opinion of the experts, then Pakistan should fear for its survival.
[USA], Aug 31 (ANI): It has been found in a recent study that deforestation in the Amazon forest has a significant impact on Brazil's local climate.