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Satellite photograph o deforestation in progress in eastren Bolivia. Warldwide, 10 percent o wilderness auries war lost atween 1990 an 2015.[1]

Deforestation, clearance or clearin is the remuival o a forest or staund o trees whaur the laund is tharefter convertit tae a non-forest uise.[2] Examples o deforestation include conversion o forestland tae ferms, ranches, or urban uise. The maist concentratit deforestation occurs in tropical rainforests.[3] Aboot 30% o Yird's laund surface is covered bi forests.[4]

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  1. "Un dizième des terres sauvages ont disparu en deux décennies" (Radio Télévision Suisse) citing Watson, James E.M.; Shanahan, Danielle F.; Di Marco, Moreno; Allan, James; Laurance, William F.; Sanderson, Eric W.; MacKey, Brendan; Venter, Oscar (2016). "Catastrophic Declines in Wilderness Areas Undermine Global Environment Targets". Current Biology. 26 (21): 2929–2934. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.08.049. PMID 27618267.
  2. SAFnet Dictionary|Definition For [deforestation]. Dictionary of (29 July 2008). Retrieved 2011-05-15.
  3. Bradford, Alina. (4 March 2015) Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  4. Deforestation | Threats | WWF. Retrieved 13 November 2016.