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Deforestation

Deforestation

Vilnius 2006


Contents

Contents:

  • Description of deforestation

  • Causes of deforestation

  • Environmental effects

  • Mainly affected areas

  • Deforestation in Lithuania

  • Controlling deforestation


Description of deforestation

Description of deforestation

Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forest land use such as arable land, urban use, logged area or wasteland


Causes of deforestation

Causes of deforestation

  • Historical causes

  • Present causes

Deforestation for agriculture in Benambra, Australia


Environmental effects

Environmental effects

  • Atmospheric pollution

  • Wildlife

  • Hydrologic cycle and water resources

  • Soil erosion

  • Landslides


Mainly affected areas

Mainly affected areas

  • Brazil (rainforests)

  • Indonesia

  • African rainforests


Deforestation in lithuania

Deforestation in Lithuania

TOTAL FOREST COVER IN LITHUANIA:

Forest 1990 (ha) 1,945,000

Forest 2000 (ha) 2,020,000

Forest 2005 (ha) 2,099,000

Current enviromental issues in Lithuania:

contamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products and chemicals at military bases;

Air pollution in major cities because of high traffic density;


Controlling deforestation

Controlling deforestation

  • Farming

  • Forest management

  • Afforestation


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