Rainforest Depletion

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Chapter 2


"There are approximately 2,000 million hectares of tropical rainforests in the world. They represent an enormously valuable resource in terms of the diverse economic products and environmental services they provide.

At the present time, roughly 20 million hectares of tropical forests are being converted each year to other land uses mostly agricultural. The principal agents of deforestation - those individuals who are cutting down the forests - include slash-and-burn farmers, commercial farmers, ranchers, loggers, firewood collectors, infrastructure developers and others."


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