Examples of deforestation in a Sentence
the deforestation of the island
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Deforestation presents a significant threat to regions prone to mudslides.
Tankersley was lecturing about how the land is vulnerable to landslides caused by deforestation and other changes to ground stability and about how historic places are threatened by human encroachment expedited by the use of bike trails.
PES programs have also been implemented to combat deforestation in Costa Rica, Brazil, and Mexico.
Since the turn of the century, Sri Lankan elephant populations have fallen by almost 65 percent thanks to an increase in deforestation on the island.
Annual deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon spiked 29% to 3,088 square miles in 2016.
Natural Habitat runs trips in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund that have generated $10 million since 2003 for WWF programs confronting deforestation in the Amazon and preserving orangutan habitats in Borneo, among others.
Religious and indigenous leaders on Monday called for an end to deforestation in the first international multi-faith, multi-cultural plea to reduce the emissions that fuel climate change.
The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative was launched by the Scandinavian country that has made reducing tropical deforestation one of its top international priorities, with investments of some $3 billion in the past decade.
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: the act or result of cutting down or burning all the trees in an area
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