Deforestation is the process of complete and
permanent disappearance of forests, currently mostly
caused by human activity.
Causes of Deforestation:
- Absence of reliable parameters to land ownership;
- Illegal trade;
- Absence of truly effective international
cooperation in a desirable range;
- Influence of global environmental degradation;
caused by pollution, climate change, declining water
resources and biodiversity, among other factors.
Deforestation in the World
Large tropical forests in developing countries is severely
affected by deforestation. The primary cause of
deforestation is the exploitation of raw materials from the
timber. As these countries have few industries have to
resort to the use of the natural resource to develop.
Firewood is the main source of energy for many poor
Deforestation in Portugal
The vegetation in Portugal is not very varied and plant species
have high economic value. Our forest is not very dense and the
main cause of destruction of our forests are fire. May arise by
human intervention: the carelessness or arson. May still arise
due to weather conditions such as high temperatures or
thunderstorms. Portugal is greatly affected by fires,
especially in the summer. Our biggest concern should be
directed to the prevention of fires and reforestation of
After this we can not remain indifferent and
we have to act!