Deforestation

It happens when trees are cut down illegally without replacement. There are lot of implications on the environments when this occurs.

The cause of the deforestation lies on four main reasons.

CAUSES:

  • Poverty- the communities depend largely on the forest zones in order to live their lives.
  • Residential purposes- population growth tends to create deforestation.
  • Lack of law enforcement- there are laws laid to protect the forest areas but they are not being enforced.
  • Ignorance- most of the communities around the forest zones are not aware of the real relationship between man and the trees.

SOLUTIONS:

  • AFFORESTATION- We needs to plant and grow more trees for replacing and generating the vegetative parts continuously.
  • LAWS- Laws designed to protect the forest must be enforced.
  • SENSITISATION- The communities needs to be sensitised properly on the importance and how to manage and preserve the forest areas
  • ALTERNATIVES-To provide some alternatives to the communities for them to preserve the forests.

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