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Forests : Our lifeline
Forests : Our lifeline
Forests : Our lifeline
Forests : Our lifeline
Forests : Our lifeline
Forests : Our lifeline
Forests : Our lifeline
Forests : Our lifeline
Forests : Our lifeline
Forests : Our lifeline
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Forests : Our lifeline

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  • 1. The year 2011 is declared as “TheInternational Year of Forests” by theUnited Nations to raise awareness andstrengthen the sustainablemanagement , conservation andsustainable development of all typesof forests for the benefit of currentand future generations.
  • 2. The uses of forests include: Wood: Used as fuel wood for cooking and heating Raw Materials: used for various industries such as pulp, paper, plywood, timber for furniture items etc. Bamboos : Bamboos, regarded poor man’s timber are used in rafters, roofing, flooring etc.
  • 3.  Land degradation in arid, semi- arid and sub- humid areas resulting from various factors including climatic variations and human activities.
  • 4. Causes of deforestation are: Broad issues of poverty Population explosion Unequal political power Lack of opportunities to make a living Landlessness Inadequate knowledge
  • 5. Following are the major causes of deforestation : Shifting(Jhum)Cultivation involves the slash and burn agricultural practices. The principal cause of deforestation in Africa Commercial logging involves cutting trees for sale as timber and pulp.
  • 6. The following are the adverse effects of deforestation: Leads to Soil Erosion Land mass gets converted to sand deserts known as Desertification. Rainfall declines considerably. Less rainfall results in loss of fertile land. Causes loss of biodiversity leading to ecological balance worldwide. Leads to increase in CO2 concentration in environment and also other air pollutants leading to Global warming.
  • 7. MADE BY:- PAYALARORASPEAKER:-AMRITA SOOD

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