Africa’s Environmental Problems Mrs. K. L. Rogers 7 th Grade Social Studies (Copy ALL of each slide.). Deforestation: The result of cutting down trees to use for money & free up land for farming.
The result of cutting down trees to use for money & free up land for farming.
**Problem: Cutting down trees leads to erosion (wearing away) of the land & leaves it useless for farming (raising livestock) & agriculture (growing crops).
**Problem: Destroying the rainforest areas & disrupting the natural balance of nature. (Both flora (plants) & fauna (animals) are becoming extinct.)
FAMINE (EXTREME shortage of food) & DESERTIFICATION(spread of desert-like conditions) which makes farming impossible. (Also caused by over-grazing & cutting down trees=OVER USE OF LAND BY HUMANS).